Innocentive Posts 2 Open Innovation Challenges for In Vitro Kidney Microphysiological Systems

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Innocentive Posts 2 Open Innovation Challenges for In Vitro Kidney Microphysiological Systems

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox

AstraZeneca Challenge: In Vitro Proximal Tubule Model Systems:

Innocentive: https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933749

Challenge ID: 9933749

AWARD: $15,000 USD; DEADLINE: 6/26/15

“AstraZeneca is seeking innovative approaches to developing a model system of the proximal tubule in vitro. Ideally, the model should incorporate a self-contained microphysiological unit in which biologically appropriate media, fluid flow, and shear stress can be modulated to reproduce the properties of the proximal tubule in vivo and ultimately recapitulate the structural and cellular conditions necessary for integrated proximal tubular function.”

 

AstraZeneca Challenge: In Vitro Models of Glomerular Function:

Innocentive: https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933748

Challenge ID: 9933748

AWARD: $15,000 USD; DEADLINE: 6/26/15

“AstraZeneca is looking for approaches to develop a glomerular model system. Ideally, the in vitro model should incorporate a self-contained microphysiological unit where biologically appropriate media, fluid flow and shear stress can be modulated to simulate in vivo properties that will ultimately recapitulate the  conditions necessary for endothelial and podocyte cell types to form a functional glomerular filtration barrier.”

 

NOTE: I am a big fan of open innovation, but be sure you understand all of the intellectual property issues before participating.