BioNTech founders Ugur Şahin and Özlem Türeci were awarded the Order of Merit in Germany


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BioNTech co-founder and CEO Prof. Dr. Ugur Sahin and his wife Dr. Özlem Türeci, who saved lives with the vaccine they developed in the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, were awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

BioNTech founders Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci were awarded the Order of Merit in Germany

Prof. Dr. Ugur Sahin and his wife, Dr. Özlem Turaci, who announced and developed the first vaccine in the coronavirus outbreak that spread all over the world, were awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic in Germany. Sahin, co-founder and CEO of BioNTech, and his wife Türeci were presented with the order of merit at bellevue palace, attended by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

BioNTech founders Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci were awarded the Order of Merit in Germany 1
BioNTech kurucuları Uğur Şahin ve Özlem Türeci’ye Almanya’da liyakat nişanı (DHA)

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said at the ceremony, “The vaccine you have developed is a service to humanity. That’s why we’re here now. This vaccine not only saves lives, but also saves the continuation of humanity’s social life.” “Your story is the best inspiration for mankind,” Steinmeier said, adding that Germany would contain the epidemic.

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