Europe – EC asks EMA to accelerate approval of vaccine facilities

The European Commission has called on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to “speed up the approval process for new production facilities” to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines as part of its has set out its strategy for beating COVID-19.

Manufacturers are scaling up their operations to meet high demand for COVID-19 vaccines but will need regulatory approval to bring capacity online. The EC wants to ensure that happens as quickly as possible, leading it to outline plans to work with EMA to cut approval times…