Neusentis, a Pfizer Research Unit, desires a novel mechanism for monitoring the interaction between a drug and its targeted ion channel. A solution applicable across all ion channels is desirable, but given the diversity between ion channel families, a proposal specific to a voltage-gated channel is also of interest. Neusentis is interested in identifying potential collaboration partners with novel insights and proposals.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
Drugs targeting ion channels are important therapeutics for patients with cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurological disorders. In order to facilitate the development and advancement of novel therapies, Neusentis desires a method for demonstrating that an ion channel drug is engaged with its target. A universal solution applicable to all ion channels would be ideal. However, there is value in an idea that focuses on major ion channel families (e.g., sodium, potassium, and calcium channels involved in nociceptive action potential generation, transduction and conduction), or a single ion channel target within one of these families.
This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:
After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s). All Solvers that submit a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.
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:
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.