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BioNTech, CureVac bag $745M in German funding for COVID-19 vaccine hopefuls

Two German biotechs, BioNTech and CureVac, have been at the cutting edge of the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine—a time-consuming and costly process. In order to get both over the finish line, the German government is making a big investment in both candidates’ development. The German government has awarded the mRNA-based vaccine makers a combined… Read More »

German court rules that hangovers are officially an 'illness'

Hangovers have been ruled as an “illness” by a court in Frankfurt, Germany, with the unusual judgment coming only days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival. The pronouncement came about after a case was brought before judges in Frankfurt when plaintiffs claimed a firm offering anti-hangover “shots” and drink powders to mix with water was… Read More »