For their development of the Corona vaccine … Biontech founders receive the German Order of Merit

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Today (Friday) the founders of the German pharmaceutical company, Biontech, which developed one of the first vaccines to combat the Coronavirus, will receive the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany, according to the German News Agency.

Ugur Shaheen and his wife, Ozlem Turishi, will receive the Medal of Merit, “the Cross of the Knight Commander,” which is one of the highest honors awarded by the German state.

The prizes will be presented by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace, the presidential residence.

This is the first award that the German president personally awarded this year.

The company “Biontech”, in cooperation with its partner, “Pfizer”, the US pharmaceutical giant, developed the “MRNA” vaccine against the “Corona” virus, which was the first vaccine licensed in the European Union last December.


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