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Emergent BioSolutions opens expanded East Baltimore vaccine plant

Emergent BioSolutions opens expanded East Baltimore vaccine plant

When the next flu pandemic strikes or, perish the thought, the Ebola virus starts spreading in the United States, a newly expanded pharmaceutical plant in East Baltimore stands ready to respond.

Emergent BioSolutions, in partnership with the federal government, spent $80 million to double the size of its East Lombard Street plant near Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

While the expansion creates a facility federal officials can tap for a needed surge in vaccine manufacturing, it also allows the Gaithersburg-based drug developer and maker to take on larger contracts for drugs sold in the commercial market and to accelerate development of its own pipeline of...

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