BioNTech Completes Acquisition of Neon Therapeutics

MAINZ, Germany and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioNTech (Nasdaq: BNTX, "BioNTech" or "the Company") announced today the closing of the Neon Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGN, "Neon") acquisition through an all-stock transaction. The merger agreement was first announced on January 16, 2020. The new subsidiary based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will operate under the name of BioNTech US Inc. and serve as BioNTech's U.S. headquarters. As of May 7, 2020, Neon's common stock will no longer be available for trading.

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Biopharmaceutical New Technologies (BioNTech) is a next generation immunotherapy company pioneering novel therapies for cancer and other serious diseases.  The Company exploits a wide array of computational discovery and therapeutic drug platforms for the rapid development of novel biopharmaceuticals. Its broad portfolio of oncology product candidates includes individualized and off-the-shelf mRNA-based therapies, innovative chimeric antigen receptor T cells, bi-specific checkpoint immuno-modulators, targeted cancer antibodies and small molecules. Based on its deep expertise in mRNA vaccine development and in-house manufacturing capabilities, BioNTech and its collaborators are developing multiple mRNA vaccine candidates for a range of infectious diseases alongside its diverse oncology pipeline. BioNTech has established a broad set of relationships with multiple global pharmaceutical collaborators, including Eli Lilly and Company, Genmab, Sanofi, Bayer Animal Health, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genevant, Fosun Pharma, and Pfizer. 

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