Reportedly, Indonesia will produce drugmaker Merck’s (MRK) vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV), informed the chief of its state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma in a bid to combat HPV-linked cervical cancer in the country.
Honesti Basyir, chief of Bio Farma, signed a technology transfer deal with Merck & Co, one of the world’s main makers of HPV vaccines, to help produce the Merck shots in the country. The country authorities aim to give the shots to 1.4 million girls next year, adding it aims to produce 2.8 million doses given the two-shot regime recommended to inoculate against HPV-linked cervical cancer.
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