With its Phase II trial finally underway, Inovio has enlisted another key manufacturing partner to hit its goal of hundreds of millions of doses of its DNA vaccine — filling the role of a contract manufacturer it’s still in a legal standoff with.

Japan’s Kaneka Eurogentec is tasked with plasmid production, for which Inovio has previously relied on Korean-owned VGXI. It joins a consortium Inovio has assembled that includes Thermo Fisher Scientific, Richter-Helm BioLogics and Ology Bioservices.

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