LUNEX awards Biomanufacturing Certificates

for BioNTech in Rwanda

22, December 2023 | BioNTech opened its first vaccine manufacturing site on the African
continent in Kigali, Rwanda this week. This is BioNTech’s official press release:

Part of the official agenda was also the certificate ceremony with LUNEX University, which had designed and conducted special Biomanufacturing trainings for BioNTech’s employees over the past months. These trainings – called BioNTech Bootcamp – prepare new employees for their role in biomanufacturing. The trainings have exclusively been designed by LUNEX University to match the needs of BioNTech and have been accredited with distinction by the international accreditation agency AQUIN in December 2023. “We are extremely proud to be part of this important step for vaccine independence of the African continent. And we are looking forward to supporting this project with more trainings in the coming years.” said Prof. Matthias Afting, Director of LUNEX University.


About LUNEX University

LUNEX University, the International University of Health, Exercise, and Sport, offers training, qualifications, and research opportunities in health, sport, and management to around 1000 students from more than 40 countries. From its campus in Differdange, it provides bachelor’s and master’s degree courses in physiotherapy; sport and exercise science; and sport management, with bachelor’s degrees in nutrition, fitness & health; and corporate health management & well-being. It is a privately-owned specialised higher education institution accredited by the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

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