The BRACE Award Venture Competition is open for application!

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The Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR) is proud to present the BRACE Award, Bridging Research from Academia to Cancer Entrepreneurship. The program is designed to advance and catalyze the commercialization of innovative cancer research discoveries. AFCR is committed to bridging the gap in funding for promising start-ups through the “Valley of Death”, especially those spun-out of top universities and medical centers in Asia. The initiative provides a combination of investment capital, prize money, exposure-generating opportunities and enhanced access to AFCR’s network of cancer industry professionals and researchers in the region and around the world.

The winning business will receive the equivalent of HK$2,000,000 in investment funding from AFCR, which will serve as early seed money for proof of concept and proof of value on the path to clinical trials and, eventually, to new effective therapeutics that could save patients’ lives.

Congratulations to the Finalists of the 2020 BRACE Award Venture Competition!

Frederic Bard, Ph.D.

Scientific Founder & CEO

Dennis Wong, M.D.

Chief Development Officer


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