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BioNTech Plans To Develop Malaria, Tuberculosis Vaccines In Africa

BioNTech SE (BNTX), in an update on plans to develop sustainable solutions to address infectious diseases on the African continent, said that it aims to develop the first mRNA-based vaccine for Malaria prevention with the initiation of a clinical trial by end of 2022.

BioNTech said it is evaluating sustainable mRNA vaccine production capacities in Africa; the Company's efforts are supported by the joint convening powers of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

BioNTech's Malaria project is part of the 'eradicateMalaria' initiative, led by the kENUP Foundation, to accelerate the eradication of Malaria.

For Tuberculosis, BioNTech plans to begin clinical trials for testing a vaccine candidate in 2022.

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