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Multiuse Aseptic Connector Design

STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 202
Posted: Jun 01 2017
Challenge ID: 9934004
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This Challenge seeks an original design of a multiuse aseptic connector that can maintain sterility before and after connection and that will not leak fluid once disconnected. 

This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires written documentation and a complete 3D rendering of an original design concept.


The Seeker is looking for a design of a multi-use connector that can maintain sterility of the fluid path before and after connection. There should be no fluid leakage after disconnection. 

The submission to the Challenge should include the following: 

  1. A detailed description of your proposed Solution addressing specific Solution Requirements presented in the Detailed Description of the Challenge. This description should be accompanied by a well-articulated rationale supported by literature/patent precedents.
  2. A complete 3D CAD rendering of an original design concept that can be used for prototyping.   

Receipt of a Challenge award is contingent upon theoretical evaluation and experimental validation of the submitted Solutions by the Seeker. 

To receive a Challenge award, you, the Solver,  will have to transfer to the Seeker your exclusive Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the solution.  

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on July 16, 2017. Late submissions will not be considered.

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