BioNTech wins pandemic preparedness contract from the German Federal Ministry of Health
Mainz, Germany, April 8, 2022 – BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX, “BioNTech”) announced that it was one of the German companies to be awarded a pandemic preparedness contract by the Federal Republic of Germany . The framework agreement targets pandemic preparedness, including the manufacture and supply of mRNA vaccines in emergency situations in Germany.
“There is growing evidence that viral pandemics will continue to pose a public health challenge for years to come. This contract with the German government will ensure a significant supply of vaccine doses to address potential public health threats by 2027,” said Sean Marett, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer at BioNTech. “We are proud to be able to be a long-term partner for Germany and remain committed to our continued investment in research and development aimed at bringing new infectious disease vaccine candidates to people. and adapting our COVID-19 vaccine to address potential new and emerging variants.”
Under the Readiness Agreement, BioNTech will reserve and maintain manufacturing capabilities to produce at least 80 million doses of mRNA vaccine per year. The contract has an initial term of five years.
Biopharmaceutical New Technologies (BioNTech) is a next-generation immunotherapy company pioneering novel therapies for cancer and other serious diseases. The Company operates a wide range of computational discovery and therapeutic drug platforms for the rapid development of new biopharmaceuticals. Its broad pipeline of oncology product candidates includes individualized, ready-to-use mRNA therapies, innovative chimeric antigen receptor T cells, bispecific checkpoint immunomodulators, targeted cancer antibodies and small molecules. . Based on its deep expertise in mRNA vaccine development and in-house manufacturing capabilities, BioNTech and its collaborators are developing several mRNA vaccine candidates for a range of infectious diseases alongside its diverse pipeline in oncology. BioNTech has established a wide range of relationships with several global pharmaceutical collaborators, including Genmab, Sanofi, Genentech, member of the Roche Group, Regeneron, Genevant, Fosun Pharma and Pfizer. For more information, please visit www.BioNTech.de.
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