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BioNTech (BNTX) disclosed that, along with its partner, Pfizer (PFE), it would increase manufacturing capacity of their Covid-19 vaccine to 2.5 billion doses by the end of 2021, unveiling for the first time projected sales of close to $11.73 billion from the product this year, Reuters writes. Pfizer previously said the companies would likely produce between 2.3 billion and 2.4 billion doses this year. As of last week, more than 200 million doses have been supplied, while signed orders for delivery in 2021 currently amount to 1.4 billion doses.

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