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Challenge Faster Diagnosis of Viable Microorganisms
Faster Diagnosis of Viable Microorganisms
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 274
Posted: Oct 07 2008
Challenge ID: 7399017
 
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Abstract
The challenge is looking for novel ideas and technologies that can be applied to achieve fast detection and identification of viable microorganisms and determination of antibiotic susceptibility which will enable faster diagnosis of infections caused by bacteria, for example sepsis and tuberculosis, and lead to more effective therapy and better patient outcomes.

Overview
This challenge is looking for technologies that can be applied to in vitro or in vivo diagnostics for rapid and fast detection, identification and antibiotic susceptibility of viable microorganisms.

This is an ideation challenge that has the following distinct features:

The Seeker guarantees an award of $5,000, which will be paid to the best submission. This means that your submission does not necessarily need to be perfect – it just needs to be better than others for you to win the $5,000 award.
What is InnoCentive?
InnoCentive is the global innovation marketplace where creative minds solve some of the world's most important problems for cash awards up to $1 million. Commercial, governmental and humanitarian organizations engage with InnoCentive to solve problems that can impact humankind in areas ranging from the environment to medical advancements.

What is an InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge?

An InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge is a broad question formulated to obtain access to new ideas, similar to a global brainstorm for producing a breakthrough idea or market survey which may include ideas for a new product line, a new commercial application for a current product, or even a viral marketing idea to recruit new customers. Ideation™ Challenge submissions are typically about two written pages, and Seekers receive a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use all submissions.

In an Ideation™ Challenge, Solvers may:

  • Submit ideas of their own
  • Submit third party information that they have the right to use and further the authority to convey that right and the right to use and develop derivative works to Seekers
  • Submit information considered in the public domain without any limitations on use

Solvers should not reveal any confidential information in their submissions. Often the Ideation™ Challenge will be followed by one or more of the other three Challenge types to further develop the ideas and gain Intellectual Property protection when the concept has been well-defined.

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