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TechConnect – Medical Threat Reduction Challenge

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TechConnect – Medical Threat Reduction Challenge


The Medical Threat Reduction Challenge is looking for innovations to support efforts to enhance medical, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threat reduction capabilities.

Winners will share in a prize pool of USD$50,000 and pitch at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo in Washington in June. Up to 25 finalists will be invited to pitch at the event.

Areas of Interest:

  • Prevention  – vaccine manufacturing platforms, needle free delivery platforms, mRNA vaccines for biological threat agent diseases, vaccine encapsulation technologies, vaccine capability areas, accelerated antibodies prototype development etc
  • Treatment – reactivating and consolidated nerve agent treatment systems, small molecule therapeutics, therapeutics capability areas, gene-encoded MCM development and response platforms, etc
  • Diagnostics – CBRN medical decision systems and agent identification, opoid exposure diagnosis, microphysiological systems, advanced diagnostic capabilities, etc

Submissions close 28 March 2024.

An information webinar will be held 14 March 2024.

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