BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today wants to express its thanks and gratitude not only to its employees but also to the many partners who have assisted the company in successfully developing a vaccine for COVID-19. BioNTech acknowledges that without the tireless effort from its’ employees and partners, who have played a pivotal role in this effort, it would not have been able to achieve this historic company milestone, a journey which only began in early 2020. Data from its Phase 3 study have demonstrated that the vaccine is well-tolerated and 95% effective in preventing COVID-19. The vaccine has already received conditional marketing authorizations as well as emergency use authorizations in more than 45 countries around the world, including the United States and the European Union.
BioNTech’s employees have made a significant contribution to this initiative, working around the clock to harness the power of mRNA and apply it to this effort of fighting against the devastating pandemic. In addition, our partner companies and organizations have provided the company with research expertise, critical supply support, and valuable insights and assistance throughout the development and trial process. Without them, achieving this result only 11 months after the initiation of Project Lightspeed would not have been possible.
“To address a global challenge like COVID-19, we have undertaken a worldwide effort to develop a well-tolerated and effective vaccine as quickly as science and cutting-edge technology will allow,” said Ugur Sahin, M.D., CEO and Co-founder of BioNTech. “Despite the damage caused by the virus, I have been inspired each day by the spirit of collaboration and scientific discovery. It is one of the greatest honors of my life to be involved in this effort and to play a role in helping the world regain a sense of normality. I would like to thank each and every person that helped make this a reality.”
BioNTech’s management and employees appreciate the relentlessly support of many companies. A full list of BioNTech’s partners supporting the COVID-19 project can be found below and at this link.