Partnering to Develop the NEXT DNA Sequencing Technology
TAGS: Food/Agriculture, Nature, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Global Health, Ideation
AWARD: $15,000 USD | DEADLINE: 12/19/12 | ACTIVE SOLVERS: 21 | POSTED: 11/19/12
The Seeker is a global company looking for truly novel ‘Next Generation Sequencing’ technologies that it can help to co-develop or in-license. A description of the technology is required, along with any existing data to support proof-of-concept.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
Detailed Description & Requirements
Next Generation Sequencing technologies have revolutionized the field of genomic studies – entire genomes can now be accurately sequenced in about a day and with only a few skilled manual steps.
The speed and resolution of NGS technologies enables rapid tests to diagnose either infectious or inherited diseases as well as truly personalized medicine, where therapies are selected or optimized based on the patient’s DNA sequence.
The Seeker wishes to identify concepts for novel NGS technologies and partners who can collaborate with the Seeker to develop those technologies. The Seeker is a truly global company with a multimillion US dollar annual R&D spend.
A diverse array of NGS technology platforms are commercially available. The Seeker does not wish to use established, or commercially available, NGS technologies. Instead, they wish to partner with researchers, startup companies or universities to develop THE NEXT NGS technology.
The technology you propose should be patentable or embody intellectual property owned by you or the institution you represent.
The Seeker wishes to understand the concept of the proposed sequencing technology [更多]