Vaccine-Maker BioNTech A Small German Biotech Company Hopes to Make the Leap to Global Player

The Germany company BioNTech has achieved a breakthrough with its COVID-19 vaccine. Now it is faced with the task of becoming a global corporation, but it faces stiff competition from Big Pharma.
BioNTech CEO Uğur Şahin and Chief Medical Officer Özlem Türeci

BioNTech CEO Uğur Şahin and Chief Medical Officer Özlem Türeci

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FELIX SCHMITT

DER SPIEGEL 47/2020
SPIEGEL International Pfeil nach rechts
It would be for the medical industry that which Google, Amazon and Facebook represented for communication and commerce: a disruption.
The chances are good that the company will be more than just a one-hit wonder with its coronavirus vaccine.