durchstarterpreis award ceremony
“And the winner is: CORAT Therapeutics!” The online award ceremony with the Nominees (top) and Stefan Muhle, Dr. Althusmann and Dr. Sabine Johannsen (left to right). (Photos: NBank)

In an event with Economics Minister Dr. Althusmann, Dr. Sabine Johannsen, State Secretary for Science and Culture and Stefan Muhle, State Secretary in Lower Saxony’s Ministry of Economics, Labour, Transport and Digitisation, CORAT Therapeutics won this year’s startup Award „Durchstarterpreis“ for corona solutions of the State of Lower Saxony.

Worldwide, hundreds of millions of people will not have access to COVID-19 vaccine by 2021, so an antibody-based drug for the treatment of COVID-19 patients suffering from a severe course of the disease will save thousands of lives and prevent later complications. CORAT could make a significant contribution to the treatment of corona patients worldwide.

From the Statement of the Jury

The “Durchstarterpreis” honours the best start-ups from Lower Saxony and is awarded by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics, Labour, Transport and Digitisation, the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture, the Investment and Promotion Bank NBank and the Lower Saxony Entrepreneurial Associations (UVN). This year, the winners were selected from 92 applicants from all economic sectors.