PIQUR wins the Northwest Switzerland Young Entrepreneurs’ Award 2014

PIQUR, focused on the research and development of new and innovative cancer treatments, has won the Northwest Switzerland Young Entrepreneurs’ Award

On 7 November 2014, at the Congress Centre of the Basel Trade Fair, six finalists were presented and recognized for their work in front of an audience of 500 guests. PIQUR stood out from some 60 competitors all vying for the award. The jury was impressed by the company’s professionalism in the field of cancer research. The Northwest Switzerland Young Entrepreneurs’ Award honors innovative companies in the northwest region of Switzerland that have been established or significantly reorganized in the last five years.

Vladimir Cmiljanovic, CEO of PIQUR Therapeutics AG, expressed great pleasure at the award: “The Northwest Switzerland Young Entrepreneurs’ Award is a beautiful tribute to the great commitment shown by the entire team over the last few years. At the same time, the award gives us the incentive to continue the so far successful development of our drug PQR309 with passion and determination. I would like to take this opportunity,” he continued, “to express my sincere thanks to the staff, investors and all the people who have actively supported us since our inception.”

Northwest Switzerland Young Entrepreneurs’ Award
The Northwest Switzerland Young Entrepreneurs’ Award honors innovative companies from the northwest region of Switzerland that have been established or significantly reorganized in the last five years. It is awarded every two years in autumn, alternating with the Prix SVC North Switzerland. The Northwest Switzerland Young Entrepreneurs’ Award is sponsored by the Basel-Stadt Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Junior Chamber International Basel, and the award provides a platform for increasing the regional awareness of young, innovative companies. www.jungunternehmerpreis.ch