MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Aug 16, 2016) – Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:GUD) (“Knight”), a leading Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has committed to invest $1 million in the Genesys Ventures III LP (“Genesys Fund”), a Canadian-based life sciences venture capital fund managed by Genesys Capital Management, Inc.

The investment in Genesys Fund is the eighth life sciences equity fund investment Knight has made to date, having committed over $125 million of the $130 million earmarked for this innovative strategy.

“We are pleased to support Genesys in their efforts to create innovative life sciences companies that will touch the lives of patients,” said Jonathan Ross Goodman, President and CEO of Knight.

About Genesys Capital Management Inc.

Genesys is one of the largest Canadian-based venture capital firms exclusively focused on the life sciences industry. Genesys Capital is focused on building companies in the high-growth sectors of healthcare and biotechnology. Through its expertise and network, Genesys accelerates the development of commercially viable emerging companies that represent promising life sciences investment opportunities.

About Knight Therapeutics Inc.

Knight Therapeutics Inc., headquartered in Montreal, Canada, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring or in-licensing innovative pharmaceutical products for the Canadian and select international markets. Knight Therapeutics Inc.’s shares trade on TSX under the symbol GUD. For more information about Knight Therapeutics Inc., please visit the company’s web site at or

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