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.

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