BioNTech’s founding partner and CEO Prof. Dr. Uğur Şahin made a statement at the panel organized online by the British Financial Times.
Şahin announced that they are working on a very different version of the vaccine developed against coronavirus that can be stored in refrigerators at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius for up to 6 months and said, “Our first formulation had to be stored and shipped at minus 80 degrees. We currently have a formulation that has not yet been approved. It can be stored for 6 months at 8 degrees. ”
Şahin noted that they will apply for the approval of the new version.
THE VACCINE TARGET IS RISING
Prof. Dr. Referring to the vaccine production capacity, Uğur Şahin signaled that they could exceed the target of 2.5 billion doses previously determined for 2021.
Sahin said, “Our teams have done a great job increasing the production of the vaccine and we are now moving towards 3 billion doses. We are happy that we do not encounter too many technical problems and we are in line with our delivery schedule.”
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