Northern European countries are preparing for vaccine production

Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland are preparing to launch a joint project to study, develop and produce vaccines, the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy said Friday.
“The pandemic was a good reminder to us of why it is worth promoting vaccine development opportunities in Finland. Other Nordic countries will be natural and strong partners in this work, both on the private and public side,” Finnish Economy Minister Mika Lintil is quoted in the report.
It is specified that the initiative belongs to Sweden, the ministers of economy of the Nordic countries discussed it in June 2021.
The pilot study is carried out by various Scandinavian agencies led by the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova.
In Finland, at least the associations Business Finland, the pharmaceutical regulator Fimea and the Finnish National Institute of Health and Social Development THL are participating in the project, which should be completed in May.