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January 25th, 2022 | 10:15 CET

BioNTech, Defence Therapeutics, Nordex: Investors must pay attention here!

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"Defying cancer" was the headline of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung a few days ago. The interview was illustrated with the two leading BioNTech heads, Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin. The famous German scientists' statement revolved around further projects for BioNTech and the fight against cancer. At the same time, BioNTech's stock, like many other pandemic winners, dropped. What does this mean for investors now?

time to read: 3 minutes | Author: Nico Popp
ISIN: BIONTECH SE SPON. ADRS 1 | US09075V1026 , DEFENCE THERAPEUTICS INC | CA24463V1013 , NORDEX SE O.N. | DE000A0D6554

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    BioNTech: How long will the share continue to fall?

    Since the outbreak of the Omicron variant, the market has been unsettled. In the months before, supply problems caused irritation in the real economy. Since the Omicron crash, the markets are no longer getting back on track: inflation fears alternate with interest rate worries, although both are sides of the same coin. As Omicron increasingly ensures that even triple-vaccinated people are infected, critics of BioNTech and Co. cast doubt on the vaccines per se. But vaccination still protects against severe courses. In addition, a variant of the BioNTech vaccine adapted to Omicron is expected in the next few months. During a pandemic, vaccines can only be a response to rampant viral activity. Viruses, in particular, are prone to mutation. The more infected there are, the higher the likelihood of new variants. Since viruses have their own survival and the best possible spread "in mind", so-called "escape variants," i.e. variants that circumvent vaccination protection, are also likely.

    One such variant is the currently circulating Omicron type. However, since this variant is less severe and the original vaccine also seems to have a positive effect on the course of the disease, there is a growing expectation in the market that BioNTech's products may soon no longer be needed. Even though the share price is currently in a downward trend, investors should not write off the BioNTech share. The Company has made a good name for itself in recent years and is likely to be the first choice even after the pandemic to protect people at risk from infection once a year. There is also the prospect of other vaccines, such as those against cancer.

    Defence Therapeutics: Vaccination against cancer ahead of decisive phase

    The Canadian biotech company Defence Therapeutics is similarly innovative to BioNTech. The Company pursues an innovative platform strategy and delivers vaccines and active ingredients directly into the cell nucleus. Defence Therapeutics will launch a Phase 1 study around its vaccines in the coming weeks. Its goal: the fight against skin and breast cancer. Phase 1 trials will focus on the safety of the active substances. Further studies will focus on their efficacy and suitable doses.

    As the research portal researchanalyst.com wrote a few weeks ago in an article on Defence Therapeutics, analysts from Research and Markets estimate the potential in the field of immuno-oncology at USD 163.1 billion by 2027. Also, antibody-drug conjugates, the area in which Defence has patented its Accum™ technology, is expected to grow by about 25% annually by that time. "In the fight against cancer, Defence Therapeutics has committed itself to one of the most pressing questions facing humanity. If trials with mice succeed, as is already indicated, Defence Therapeutics would have a blockbuster vaccine in its portfolio overnight - parallels with BioNTech would then be hard to deny. The versatile Accum™ technology also offers the prospect of a licensing business that could be extremely lucrative thanks to revenue or profit-sharing - and without tying up additional capacity at Defence Therapeutics," writes researchanalyst.com. With the stock showing relative strength in last week's tech crash, investors should keep the share on their radar. Selling pressure on top dogs such as BioNTech currently appears greater.

    Nordex: Margins under pressure - especially in this market phase

    Nordex, the German wind power hopeful, has also suffered a little recently. Yet the future looks bright for Nordex: Orders are coming in from all over the world, preferably from South America. In Germany, too, the tailwind for the industry is set to get stronger. The new government wants to speed up the approval process. In the medium term, more wind turbines could then also be built in Germany. For Nordex, this gives cause for hope. Recently, however, the Company has suffered from its weak margin. In times when the market is nervous, these are bad omens.


    In order to seize the opportunities of the current market phase, it depends on the risk appetite of investors. Stocks such as BioNTech currently look like the oft-cited "falling knife", but the chances are good that the fall will be slowed sooner or later. Those who want to bet on relative strength in this market phase can also take a closer look at Defence Therapeutics. Important decisions will be made here in the coming months.


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    Der Autor

    Nico Popp

    At home in Southern Germany, the passionate stock exchange expert has been accompanying the capital markets for about twenty years. With a soft spot for smaller companies, he is constantly on the lookout for exciting investment stories.

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