Who is behind the development of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine?
A German medical start-up called BioNTech discovered the COVID-19 vaccine and partnered with Pfizer, an American company, to develop it. Ugur Sahin is chief executive of BioNTech, and Sahin’s wife, Ozlem Tureci, is the co-founder and chief medical officer of the company. Sahin and Tureci are both children of Turkish immigrants to Germany and met while working on an oncology ward in the southwestern city of Homburg.
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