MAINZ, Germany, June 9, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX, “BioNTech”) will welcome its African partners to the African continent for the first time and provide an update on joint establishment of mRNA manufacturing facilities and vaccine development plans. The event will include the inauguration of BioNTech’s first African mRNA manufacturing facility in Kigali, Rwanda, where the first BioNTainer modules are expected to be delivered by the end of 2022.
Following the invitation of HE President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, several Heads of State and Government are expected, as well as representatives at the highest level of the African Union, the European Union and the WHO. The event will take place on June 23, 2022, at approx. 11:30 a.m. CET / 5:30 a.m. ET. A limited number of accredited media representatives will be able to join the event on site. Interested journalists are invited to send a E-mail with the subject “BioNTainer in Africa“.
In February 2022, BioNTech presented its approach to establishing scalable vaccine production by developing and delivering turnkey mRNA manufacturing facilities based on a container solution called “BioNTainer”. BioNTech also plans to ship BioNTainers to Senegal and potentially South Africa in close coordination with the respective country and the African Union.
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