After a careful selection from among 600 applications for the Prize, by the special commissions set up:
Zcube – Zambon Research Venture has chosen PANOXYVIR
Sector: Bio/Med/Life Science/Health Care
Place of Origin: Turin, Piemonte
A patent that proposes the use of oxysterols, physiological molecules produced from cholesterol oxidation, as powerful antivirals in the prevention and cure of infections such as rhinovirus.
Rhinovirus is a causal agent of the common cold (the most widespread infection in the world), but is also responsible for worsening of non-reversible chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive bronchopneumonia and cystic fibrosis.
Type of business: BtoBtoC
Development Phase: minimal viable product
Average age: 47 years old