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Founding Chairman of Proteomics Firm Syn X Dead

TORONTO, Jan. 14 - G. Montegu Black, the founding chairman of Canadian proteomics firm Syn X Pharma, died on Thursday of cancer, GenomeWeb has learned. He was 61.

Syn X's Vice Chairman George Jackowski will take over as acting chairman until the company's general meeting later this year.

 

Black is survived by his brother, Conrad, his second wife, June Duel, and four children. His former wife died of cancer the previous day in the same hospital ward.

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