An der Goldgrube 12
October 7, 2019
Securities and Exchange Commission
Division of Corporation Finance
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549-3561
Attn: Vanessa Robertson, Lisa Vanjoske, Tonya K. Aldave and Justin Dobbie
Re: BioNTech SE
Amendment No. 2 to Registration Statement on Form F-1
Filed October 4, 2019
File No. 333-233688
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Pursuant to Rule 461 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), BioNTech SE (the Company) hereby respectfully requests that the effective date of the above-referenced Registration Statement on Form F-1 (the Registration Statement) be accelerated by the Securities and Exchange Commission so that the Registration Statement, as then amended, will be declared effective under the Securities Act at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on October 9, 2019, or as soon thereafter as is practicable, or such other time as the Company or its counsel, Covington & Burling LLP, may request by telephone that such Registration Statement be declared effective.
We respectfully request that we be notified of such effectiveness by a telephone call to Eric W. Blanchard of Covington & Burling LLP at (212) 841-1111 and that such effectiveness also be confirmed in writing.
|Name:||Prof. Ugur Sahin, M.D.|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
cc: Eric W. Blanchard, Covington & Burling LLP