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Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straws in Testing

PHA resin beads

A university research center and biodegradable plastics company are testing a new type of drink straw that degrades completely after use in normal soil and water conditions. . . . → Read More: Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straws in Testing

Challenges Seek Solutions for Chronic Diseases, Oral Drugs in Animals

Puppy at veterinarian

Two new crowdsourcing competitions announced this week are seeking ideas on broadening the scope of drugs being developed for companion animals, and making drugs easier to give to pets and farm animals. . . . → Read More: Challenges Seek Solutions for Chronic Diseases, Oral Drugs in Animals

Pharma Maker Crowdsourcing for Drug Delivery Partners

The global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is looking for collaborators to develop treatments for disease using nucleic acids delivered with cell-penetrating peptides. . . . → Read More: Pharma Maker Crowdsourcing for Drug Delivery Partners

Online Game Harnessed to Combat Foodborne Toxins

A consortium of companies and university labs is recruiting participants in an online computer game to design synthetic proteins to neutralize a toxin that contaminates food crops. . . . → Read More: Online Game Harnessed to Combat Foodborne Toxins

Smartphone Data Reveal Physical Activity Worldwide

A data science team tapped into smartphones of more than 717,000 people worldwide to capture the number of steps they take each day as an indicator of physical activity. . . . → Read More: Smartphone Data Reveal Physical Activity Worldwide

Pharma Company Seeking Digital Tech Partners

Drug maker AstraZeneca is seeking partners to develop solutions with digital technology to accelerate clinical trials and improve health outcomes for patients. . . . → Read More: Pharma Company Seeking Digital Tech Partners

$175K Challenge Seeks New Antimicrobial Preservatives

A new challenge competition on InnoCentive is seeking development of new types of preservatives for personal care and other household products. . . . → Read More: $175K Challenge Seeks New Antimicrobial Preservatives

Challenge Seeks GI Tract Drug Delivery in Animals

A new challenge offered through InnoCentive is aiming for solutions to protect biological drugs delivered into the gastrointestinal, or GI, tract of animals. . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks GI Tract Drug Delivery in Animals

Challenge Seeks Gastrointestinal Toxicity Test Methods

A challenge competition on InnoCentive sponsored by AstraZeneca is looking for new lab tests for toxic effects of drugs on the gastrointestinal tract. . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks Gastrointestinal Toxicity Test Methods

FDA Holding Opioid Overdose App Competition

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking a smartphone app that can quickly find a source of the antidote drug naloxone for someone having an opioid overdose. . . . → Read More: FDA Holding Opioid Overdose App Competition