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BioNTech advances towards COVID-19 vaccine with EIB backing
When Özlem Türeci and her husband, Uğur Şahin, announced that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by their company, BioNTech, had excellent results in its latest tests, the couple took a short break from their round-the-clock research schedule. But only long enough to drink a cup of tea.
Conscious of the vital nature of their research, the two immune engineers have led the Mainz-based company to the frontrunner’s spot in the race for a vaccine.