The Seeker is looking for an innovative approach or several simultaneous approaches to identify compounds and prophylactic interventions that could be developed into new therapeutics or treatments which would provide enhanced protection against organophosphorus pesticide (OP) poisoning.
Currently more than 100 different OP pesticides are used mainly as insecticides in agriculture and gardening. The number of intoxications with OP pesticides is estimated at some 3 million per year and the number of deaths and casualties some 300,000 per year worldwide. The most common cause of pesticide poisonings is due to occupational exposure.
This Challenge is an Ideation Challenge, which varies from traditional InnoCentive Challenges in the following ways:
The Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision after the Challenge deadline.
- There is a guaranteed award. The awards will be paid to the best submission(s), which are solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout will be $15,000. The Seeker can payout as one award or split it among the best submissions. One award will be at least $8000 and no award will be less than $2,000.
- Your submission will identify and describe an application that meets the requirements of the Challenge. You are required to give the Seeker a free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information submitted for this Challenge.
All Solvers that provide a submission will be notified as to the status of their submission; however, there will not
be any detailed evaluation of your submission given.
Responses are expected to be well documented and supported by cited references that the Seeker can easily access or are attached to the Solver’s proposal. Proposals should be technically sound and although there is no strict limit on length, we expect the submissions will be detailed in their solution and not just a rough idea of a potential solution.