Our COVID-19 efforts
As a company with a long legacy of research in vaccines and infectious diseases, we’ve been committed to advancing an effective response to COVID-19 since it was first recognized.
We've been focused on contributing our scientific expertise and experience to help address COVID-19.
Our investigational oral antiviral COVID-19 medicine
In collaboration with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, we advanced our research and development efforts for our investigational oral antiviral COVID-19 medicine. We continue to make a meaningful impact with this important tool for physicians, patients and the health care system.
We're working with health authorities to make our oral antiviral treatment available globally.
Our commitment to access
We have a long track record of making our medicines and vaccines accessible and affordable. Our comprehensive supply and access strategy has enabled timely and broad access to our investigational oral antiviral COVID-19 medicine to patients around the world, including in low- and middle-income countries.
Our approach includes purchase and supply agreements with the governments of several countries worldwide. Additionally, we signed voluntary license agreements with multiple generic manufacturers and the Medicines Patent Pool to help make generic versions of our treatment option available to more than 100 low- and middle-income countries. We’ve also allocated up to 3 million courses of therapy to UNICEF for low- and middle-income countries.
Through our licensing agreements with generics manufacturers and the Medicines Patent Pool, more than 5 million courses of generic therapy have been delivered to 22 low- and middle-income markets included in the licenses through December 2022.
We continue our research efforts to study our oral antiviral medicine in other infectious diseases.
Stepping up to combat COVID-19 as a company
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve prioritized the health, safety and well-being of our employees and their families, and supported our health care providers and our communities, including through volunteer and donation efforts. Our work continues, and we’ll further support efforts to fight COVID-19.
Our work in the fight against COVID-19 reaches across all corners of our company, our personal lives and our communities, where many of our medically trained employees have volunteered their time.View our stories