Original disclosure @ EIB website
Updated in EWS Dec 17, 2020
Disclosed by Bank Dec 16, 2020
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According to bank provided information, the project aims to establish a new plant-based current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP)-level manufacturing facility together with related processing laboratories and climate-controlled hydroponic grow rooms to produce reagents for the testing and treatment of COVID-19 and other endemic African diseases (e.g. Ebola, dengue, measles, HIV or yellow fever) in Mauritius. The facility is expected to reach a production capacity equivalent to 100 million test kits and/or vaccines per month.
This innovative project intends to support substantial research and product development into areas of high, unmet medical needs by providing reagents to a plethora of diagnostic companies in the field of infectious diseases. The operation supports the control of the spread of COVID-19 as it will increase the supply of COVID-19 specific antigens and antibodies for rapid diagnostic test kits to detect whether the individual is infected with COVID-19, as well as if the individual was infected with the virus, providing critical data to determine how COVID-19 is spreading amongst communities.
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