Mexico has inaugurated a $140 million lab to manufacture influenza vaccines, a year-and-a-half after it attracted worldwide attention as ground zero of the H1N1 swine flu. President Felipe Calderon says the facility built and operated by French company Sanofi-Pasteur will help Mexico be better prepared to deal with a flu pandemic.

Sanofi-Pasteur says in a statement that the plant will produce 30 million doses of antigen, the key vaccine ingredient, annually and that a government-run manufacturer will finish the production and distribute the vaccine. The plant was built outside Mexico City and inaugurated Friday.

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