Kiwi Students Claim Win

Bringing a taste of Rugby Union’s Bledisloe Cup to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia National Student Business Plan Competition, the University of Auckland claimed the top prize.  The team of Hunter Amende, Peggy Lok, Jordan Anderson and Tiffany Cao won with their fictitious Know Your Genes Pharmacy which aimed to address medication mismanagement and quality use of medicine using pharmacogenomics.

Adding to the trans-Tasman domination of the comp, a second team from the Auckland- based institution took out the silver-medal position (Sunscope Pharmacy, featuring Junting Wei, Charlotte Nakevill, Tayla Cherry and Caitlin Webby), while University of Technology Sydney’s Health Key Pharmacy team of Luke Bradford, Pauline Ngo, Jasper Ho and Naila Murbeen, were the first Australian team in third-place.

Know Your Genes Pharmacy also scooped the EBOS sponsored People’s Choice Award, making history as the first team to win both gongs.

Pictured, Guild National President, George Tambassis, and Guild Executive Director, Suzanne Greenwood, with the Know Your Genes Pharmacy Team from the University of Auckland, at Pharmacy Connect.

Source:, 9 September 2019