BioNTech SE


BioNTech SE (/ˌb.ɒnˈtɛk/ BYE-on-TEK;[2] short for Biopharmaceutical New Technologies) is a German biotechnology company based in Mainz that develops and manufactures active immunotherapies for patient-specific approaches to the treatment of diseases. It develops pharmaceutical candidates based on messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) for use as individualized cancer immunotherapies, as vaccines against infectious diseases and as protein replacement therapies for rare diseases, and also engineered cell therapy, novel antibodies and small molecule immunomodulators as treatment options for cancer.

The company has developed an mRNA-based human therapeutic for intravenous administration to bring individualized mRNA-based cancer immunotherapy to clinical trials and to establish its own manufacturing process.[1]

In 2020, BioNTech, partnering with Pfizer for testing and logistics, developed the RNA vaccine BNT162b2 for preventing COVID-19 infections, which offers a 95% efficacy.[3] On 2 December 2020, temporary HMR authorization was granted by the United Kingdom government for BNT162b2 vaccinations within the UK.[4][5] It was the first mRNA vaccine ever authorized. Some days later the vaccine also got an emergency approval in the United States,[6] Canada,[7] and Switzerland.[8] On 21 December 2020, the European Commission approved BioNTech/Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine in accordance with the positive recommendation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).[9]

BioNTech SE
Type Public company (Societas Europaea)
ISIN US09075V1026
Industry Biotechnology
Founded 2008; 13 years ago
Headquarters MainzRhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Number of locations
8 (2020)
Area served
Key people
Products BNT162b2
Services Immunotherapy
Revenue Decrease €121.5 million (2019)
−181,518,000 euro (2019)
−179,172,000 euro (2019)
Total assets Increase €797.7 million (2019)
Total equity Increase €232.3 million (2019)
Number of employees
Increase 1,323 (2019)
Website Edit this at Wikidata




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here