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Auburn’s SiO2 launches production of high-tech COVID-19 vaccine vials

AUBURN, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined leaders of SiO2 Materials Science and other officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of a facility where the Auburn company has launched production of unique vials to be used in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.

The milestone celebrated at SiO2’s new production facility comes on the heels of a decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to grant emergency use authorization to a coronavirus vaccine created by Moderna.

SiO2’s patented vials will play an integral role in the storage and distribution of the Massachusetts biotech company’s next-generation vaccine, which has been shown to be highly effective against SARS-CoV-2 during clinical trials.

“This day marks an important moment for Alabama and for SiO2, whose high-tech vials will be used in the delivery of a vaccine that will help end the COVID-19 pandemic,” Governor Ivey said.

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