New Pfizer site lead shares role Groton employees played in COVID-19 drug development — and what’s next

29 Apr 2022

Community Interest

When Pfizer was developing and testing the COVID-19 antiviral pill Paxlovid, the first molecule was analyzed in Groton. The initial studies to determine the potency were done in Groton. The regulatory work needed to file for emergency use authorization was done in Groton.

And for the COVID-19 vaccine before that, employees at the research and development site in Groton were part of clinical development, safety and supply coordination, and manufacturing operations in Groton were instrumental in producing the component of the vaccine that allows mRNA to be transferred in the body.

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