How BioNTech went from a little-known biotech company to creating the Covid vaccine

Posted on AllSides October 25th, 2021
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It was Jan. 24, 2020 when BioNTech CEO Uğur Şahin knew that Covid-19 was likely to become a global pandemic. 

Though it was over a month and a half before the World Health Organization officially declared a pandemic, Sahin met with his wife, BioNTech’s co-founder and chief medical officer Özlem Türeci. Together, they agreed to redirect most of the company’s resources to developing a vaccine. 

“He approached me and explained his thoughts and his fears,” Türeci said. “And it was immediately clear to both of us that the technology we had, and...

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