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AmorChem | Champions of the 2019 KNOCK OUT!

May 28
3:16 PM 2019

The Contenders of the fifth AmorChem KNOCK OUTTM Event valiantly climbed into the ring and duked it out against a panel of Heavyweight Champions for a chance of winning a coveted $500,000 financing from AmorChem.

All the Contenders displayed remarkable courage and agility in the ring, yet only one team could stand victorious. The winners of the 2019 KNOCK OUT Event are:

  • Dr. Alexey V. Pshezhetsky, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center & University of Montreal
  • Dr. Christopher Cairo, University of Alberta

Subject of financed program: Human neuraminidase inhibitors for the treatment of cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases.

"The 5th Edition of AmorChem's KNOCK OUT was a great success," says Inès Holzbaur, Founder and managing partner at AmorChem. "We created this KNOCK OUT to increase the research community's awareness of our fund and to encourage its members to promote the commercial potential of their work. This team jumped at the opportunity and we are very excited to start working with researchers collaborating with GlycoNet, one of the Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada."

"The Heavyweights had a tough job deciding on a winner among our high-quality Contenders," comments Elizabeth Douville, Founder and managing partner at AmorChem. "We would like to thank the Contenders for rolling with the punches, our Heavyweights for bringing their individual expertise into the ring today and Christopher Hall for successfully keeping everyone battling within the rules."

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