An-124 super freighter delivers machinery for US vaccine fill plant

A massive piece of machinery that can produce up to 30 million doses of COVID vaccine per month, and help alleviate production bottlenecks, landed Saturday at Chicago Rockford International Airport on a specialized cargo jet.

The flight was operated by Russian all-cargo carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines, Zachary Oakley, deputy director of operations and planning at the Greater Rockford Airport Authority, confirmed.

The vaccine filling machine and isolator were delivered to a plant being built by Nexus Pharmaceuticals in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Once the production line is operational, bottles filled by the machine could be distributed in the U.S. and internationally, the company says.

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