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BioNTech CBO outlines infectious disease ambitions

German mRNA-focused biotech BioNTech is branching out from its immuno-oncology focus to explore the potential of its platforms in infectious diseases. Speaking at the sidelines of BIO-Europe 2018, Sean Marett, BioNTech’s CBO and CCO, reveals how deals signed in the second half of 2018, with Pfizer to create a new type of flu vaccine and Penn University to deliver up to 10 IND-ready infectious disease-targeted assets, will underpin the development of a second major pillar for the company.

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