BioNTech

BioNTech

BioNTech is a German company that develops immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

Primarily focused on developing individualized cancer therapy, BioNTech is a biotechnology company located in Mainz, Germany.

Approach

Their method revolves around several platforms in medicine; mRNA Therapeutics, engineered cell therapies, antibodies, and small molecule immunomodulators. Coupled with their approach to patient specific needs, they have seen success in providing unique treatments.

  1. Sequencing patient's tumor
  2. Mapping of mutations
  3. Bioinformatic algorithms
  4. Selection of neoepitopes

Pipeline

COVID-19

BNT162 is BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine program aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection. It is the first product candidate from Project Lightspeed and leverages BioNTech’s proprietary mRNA platforms for infectious diseases, its fully-owned GMP manufacturing infrastructure for mRNA vaccine production, and its global clinical development capabilities, drawing on BioNTech’s network of global collaborators. BioNTech is partnered with Pfizer for co-development and distribution of BNT162 and with Fosun Pharma on the vaccine development in China.

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Özlem Türeci

Chief Medical Officer

Ryan Richardson

Chief Strategy Officer

Sean Marett

Chief Business and Chief Commercial Officer

Sierk Poetting

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Ugur Sahin

Chief Executive Officer

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Reuters
July 31, 2020
@bsindia
BioNTech and Pfizer on Monday began a large, late-stage trial of their vaccine candidate to demonstrate its efficacy
Agencies
July 28, 2020
@bsindia
The study is expected to include about 120 sites globally and could include up to 30,000 participants. It will include regions heavily impacted by Covid-19
BS Web Team
July 21, 2020
@bsindia
There are 23 coronavirus vaccine candidates in human trials, including Moderna, AstraZeneca Plc, BioNTech, Novavax, Sinovac, CanSino Biologics and Inovio. Catch latest updates on Covid-19 vaccine
Reuters
July 20, 2020
@bsindia
Deals follow a previously announced agreement with AstraZeneca for the firm to produce 100 million doses of its potential vaccine being developed in partnership with the University of Oxford
Reuters
July 13, 2020
@bsindia
If the ongoing studies are successful, and the vaccine candidate receives regulatory approval, the companies said they expect to make up to 100 million doses by the end of this year
AP | PTI
July 2, 2020
@bsindia
With its other potential candidates still in the earliest stage of testing, Pfizer aims to open a large-scale study this summer but cant yet say which shot is best to include
Ben Adams
June 29, 2020
FierceBiotech
As two of Germany's brightest COVID-19 pandemic vaccine biotechs continue to speed on with their clinical work, both have seen big cash injections to help them--but from very different sources.
Nick Paul
June 22, 2020
FierceBiotech
A phase 1b trial of a personalized cancer vaccine in development at Roche and BioNTech has chalked up a "low" response rate. Nine of the 108 evaluable solid tumor patients responded when given the vaccine in combination with Tecentriq, although researchers pointed to immune response results to support continued study in other populations.
May 18, 2020
@TIMESNOW
More than 100 COVID-19 vaccine candidates are in various stages of development with a handful of them already in early human trials. Three coronavirus vaccines have entered phase 2 clinical trials.
April 7, 2020
news.google.com
COVID-19 is spreading throughout the world and vaccine developers have responded with unprecedented speed. Since the COVID-19 genome sequence was released in January, human trials of Moderna's vaccine candidate have already begun. Although the typical timeline for vaccine development can take up
IANS
March 19, 2020
Livemint
From the US to China and in between, over 35 drug makers are fighting for a vaccine that can prevent new coronavirus (COVID-19).Medical experts in China claimed that Favipiravir, the active ingredient in a Japanese anti-flu medicine called Avigan, is 'clearly effective' in treating the coronavirus
Reuters Editorial
March 17, 2020
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U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc has signed a deal with Germany's BioNTech SE to co-develop a potential vaccine for the coronavirus using BioNTech's mRNA-based drug development platform, the companies said on Tuesday.
Michael Erman
March 6, 2020
IN
Pfizer Inc is considering a collaboration with German drugmaker BioNTech SE <22UAy.F> to develop vaccines for the coronavirus using BioNTech&#039;s mRNA-based drug development platform, Pfizer&#039;s R&D head told Reuters on Thursday.

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