RFID chip maker ApiJect Systems awarded $138M by DOD for syringes for COVID-19 vaccine

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that it has awarded a $138 million contract to ApiJect Systems America to create a ready supply chain for prefilled syringes when a COVID-19 vaccine is available.

Under the contract, ApiJect’s subsidiary RAPID USA Inc. will operate under the initiative Project Jumpstart to create a U.S.-based high-speed supply chain for prefilled syringes using blow-fill-seal plastics manufacturing technology, enabling the manufacture of medical-grade injection devices by October 2020.

“By immediately upgrading a sufficient number of existing domestic BFS facilities with installations of filling-line and technical improvements, ‘Jumpstart’ will enable the manufacture of more than 100 million prefilled syringes for distribution across the United States by year-end 2020,” said Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews.

Source: ApiJect Systems awarded $138M for syringes in anticipation of COVID-19 vaccine – UPI.com

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