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Japanese biotech firm Takara Bio Inc. will start producing messenger RNA vaccines on a contract basis possibly from next January, its officials said Thursday, in a move likely to help cut the country’s reliance on imports for COVID-19 vaccines.

Takara Bio is expected to launch in January a production base capable of manufacturing annually the equivalent of 12 million doses of Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine at its factory in Kusatsu in Shiga Prefecture.

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