scPharmaceuticals (Seeker) has developed a novel patch pump for subcutaneous delivery of drugs. The device is temporarily affixed to the skin with a medical adhesive. The Seeker desires an innovative approach that balances adhesive strength with skin tolerability, thereby minimizing skin irritation and damage upon removal.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
Medical adhesives come in many sizes, types, and forms suitable for a wide variety of applications. Skin injury associated with the use of medical adhesives can occur in patients of all age groups across the spectrum of care settings. Subcutaneous administration of parenteral medications can be achieved by using a patch pump. The required adhesive must keep the pump in place on the abdominal wall for several hours while still being easy to remove several hours later. The Seeker desires an innovative approach that balances adhesive strength with skin tolerability, thereby minimizing skin irritation and damage upon removal.
This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on February 24, 2016. Late submissions will not be considered.
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.
ABOUT THE SEEKER
scPharmaceuticals is a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of transformative pharmaceutical products for subcutaneous delivery. The initial products are based on widely used generic drugs that now require intravenous or intramuscular injections. scPharmaceuticals’ innovative products are administered using its proprietary patch pump device. This breakthrough delivery system enables a new paradigm of convenient and comfortable anytime anywhere subcutaneous drug administration of parenteral pharmaceuticals without the need for a healthcare professional to prepare and administer the medication.
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