This COVID-19 Vaccine Plant Shows Texas Is Becoming Biotech’s Third Coast
When a winter storm and a mismanaged power grid hobbled much of Texas in mid-February, Thomas Page and his team couldn’t afford to shelter at home. For seven months they’d been working around the clock to make the key ingredient for two vaccines—their contribution to a worldwide effort to combat COVID-19. They weren’t about to let a deluge of snow slow them down. So Page took to the icy streets of Bryan and College Station in his four-wheel-drive truck, picking up stranded staff members in need of a ride to the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies facility, just southwest of Texas A&M University. The company had prepared as best it could for the forecasted weather, even booking some of the plant’s six hundred employees into a hotel…View Original Post
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