November 30, 2021

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For mRNA technology from the BioNTech team – Budapester Zeitung

German Future Award

Last week, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the “German Future Prize” in Berlin.



The award was given to a team in Doctor. Ozlem Torici, Professor. Doctor. Ugur Sahin, a. Doctor. Katalin Kariko und Prof. Doctor. Christoph Huber (From left) Mainz BioNTech research, development and production of an mRNA vaccine against COVID-19. With the development of a safe and effective vaccine, BioNTech researchers have allegedly saved the lives of millions of people around the world and protected them from serious diseases. In doing so, BioNTech has set a milestone in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic within one year. The prize money is 250 thousand euros. At the end of the 1980s, biochemist Catalin Carrico realized that synthetic mRNA could be used to treat tailored diseases. It has changed the building block of synthetic RNA so that the biomolecule can be used in medical treatment. This technology was applied and developed by the three doctors who founded BioNTech.

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