Received: 16 July 2020
Accepted: 22 September 2020
First Online: 30 September 2020
: All authors have completed the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) uniform disclosure form at https://www.gisaid.orgwww.icmje.org/coi_disclosure.pdf` and declare: U.S. and Ö.T. are management board members and employees at BioNTech SE (Mainz, Germany); D.B., C.B., S. Brachtendorf, E.D., A.-K.E., B.F., J.G., R.H., M.-C.K., U.L., V.L., D.M., C.R., J.S. and T.P. are employees at BioNTech SE; K.K., L.M.K., I.V., A.M., J.Q. and M.V. are employees at BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals GmbH; M.B. is an employee at Bexon Clinical Consulting LLC. A.B., C.A.K. and K.P. are employees of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; K.K., A.M., U.S. and Ö.T. are inventors on patents and patent applications related to RNA technology and COVID-19 vaccine; D.B., C.B., S. Bolte, E.D., J.G., K.K., R.H., A.K.-B., L.M.K., D.L., U.L., A.M., C.R., U.S., Ö.T., I.V. and M.V. have securities from BioNTech SE; D.C., M.C., P.R.D., K.U.J., W.K., J.L., J.L.P., I.L.S. and K.A.S. are employees at Pfizer and may have securities from Pfizer; C.A.K. is an officer at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc; A.B., C.A.K. and K.P. have securities from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc; C.F.-G. and P.-Y.S. received compensation from Pfizer to perform the neutralization assay; no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.
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