Pfizer To Co-Develop Potential COVID-19 Vaccine With BioNTech

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As per reports, U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and Germany’s BioNTech SE have come together to develop a potential COVID-19 medicine using BioNTech’s mRNA-based drug development platform. The drugmaker to start the collaboration immediately, the terms and conditions to be finalized over the next few weeks. Pfizer and BioNTech to use research and development sites from both companies, including in the United States and Germany.

This week, BioNTech struck a deal with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical over its rights in China to its experimental coronavirus vaccine, preparing to start testing on humans from late April. The purpose is to develop an immunization considering it as the most effective tool to halt the global spread of the pathogen.

The coronavirus outbreak has so far infected nearly 179k people globally and killed more than 7,000. Several countries have imposed bans on mass gatherings to combat the spread of disease.

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(Read Original Story: Pfizer, BioNTech to co-develop potential coronavirus vaccine in Reuters)


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