Covid-19 roundup: Germany pours nearly $450M into BioNTech; AstraZeneca still hasn't resumed its vaccine trial in the US
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has made a point since the pandemic’s early days of rejecting US assistance for their Covid-19 vaccine, separating them from the rest of the big players and casting the old pharma giant as a dynamic company that could move better and faster alone.
The story, though, for their German biotech partner BioNTech — the company whose mRNA technology is actually behind their vaccine — is a little different. In June, the European Investment Bank gave BioNTech €100 million debt financing to support manufacturing and development.
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