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Challenge New Innovative Prophylaxis Approaches to Protect Against OP Pesticide Poisoning
New Innovative Prophylaxis Approaches to Protect Against OP Pesticide Poisoning
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 139
Posted: Sep 01 2010
Challenge ID: 9668668
 
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Abstract
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.
Overview
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:

  • 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.


The Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision after the Challenge deadline. 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.
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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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