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Challenge Potential Drug Targets for Kinetoplastid Infectious Diseases
Potential Drug Targets for Kinetoplastid Infectious Diseases
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 314
Posted: Jan 28 2010
Challenge ID: 9145905
 
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Abstract
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), is looking for potential drug targets for kinetoplastid infectious diseases affecting the developing world (African Sleeping Sickness, Visceral Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, and Chagas Disease). The focus is on chemically validated targets and associated small molecules.

This Challenge requires only a written proposal.
Overview
The Seeker for this Challenge, The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi, a Geneva based not-for-profit Product Development Partnership chartered with development of new treatments for so-called neglected diseases) is looking for potential targets for anti-kinetoplastid drugs and small molecule compounds that could be used to validate these targets. DNDi is not seeking access to currently available databases for drug targets but specifically a list of potential drug targets together with a list of small molecule inhibitors supported by evidence of the specificity of the inhibitors.

The Challenge requires only a written proposal, and the Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to it to the Seeker. Rather, the Solvers will grant the Seeker a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to practice their proposals.

This Challenge is sponsored by Nature Publishing Group.
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