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Challenge Medical Device Delivery System to be Used in Rural Areas of Africa
Medical Device Delivery System to be Used in Rural Areas of Africa
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 660
Posted: May 29 2013
Challenge ID: 9933398
 
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Abstract

This Challenge is seeking ideas for an ultra-low-cost, sterile, single-use, sub-dermal delivery system to be used in field conditions in rural areas of Africa.

This Challenge requires only a written proposal.

Overview

This Challenge is seeking ideas for an ultra-low-cost, sterile, single-use delivery system for sub-dermal implantation of a small semi-rigid tubular medical device measuring 1 mm ±0.05 mm in diameter and 10 mm ± 1.0 mm in length to be used in field conditions in rural areas of Africa. 

This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a written proposal to be submitted.  The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker. Up to three (3) award of $10,000 will be awarded to solutions meeting all or most of the Challenge requirements. 

To receive an award, the Solvers will have to transfer to the Seeker their exclusive Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the solution. 

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An InnoCentive Theoretical Challenge builds upon an idea but is not yet a proof of concept. A solution to a Theoretical Challenge will solidify the Solver's concept with detailed descriptions, specifications and requirements necessary to bringing a good idea closer to becoming an actual product or service.

This Challenge is a Theoretical-IP Transfer Challenge, meaning that Solvers must relinquish all rights to the Intellectual Property (IP) for which they are awarded. By contrast, Theoretical-Licensing means that the Seeker is requesting non-exclusive rights to use the winning solution. For these forms of a Theoretical Challenge, Solvers that do not win retain the rights to their solution after the evaluation period is complete. The Seeker retains no rights to any IP not awarded.

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