A tribological coating allows for increased production of vaccine vials.
For the past year, pharmacologists around the world have raced to develop new COVID-19 vaccines that open a path to recovery from the economic damage caused by the virus, if not from loss of life.
From this extraordinary mobilization of people and resources have come 13 approved vaccines, with scores more in trials. Health authorities are now administering these drugs to as many people as possible in the shortest reasonable amount of time. To do that requires billions of doses, each contained in tiny glass vials.