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NIH Expands Covid-19 Test Technology Challenge

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National Institutes of Health is expanding its challenge competition to make tests for Covid-19 viruses more widely available and return results faster. . . . → Read More: NIH Expands Covid-19 Test Technology Challenge

Challenge Seeks Next-Generation Face Mask

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A challenge competition with a total purse of $1 million seeks a new type of face mask that people will be eager to wear to protect against infectious diseases. . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks Next-Generation Face Mask

Challenge Seeks Class of 2020 Covid-Inspired Companies

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A new challenge competition aims to recognize start-up companies founded by university students getting their undergraduate degrees this year. . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks Class of 2020 Covid-Inspired Companies

NIH Opens Covid-19 Diagnostic Test Challenge

National Institutes of Health began a competition for new diagnostic tests that can better determine the extent of Covid-19 infections in the U.S. . . . → Read More: NIH Opens Covid-19 Diagnostic Test Challenge

Nature, Merck Establish Science Entrepreneur Prize

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The scientific publisher Springer Nature and drug maker Merck are creating an annual award for early-stage companies spun-off from academic research. . . . → Read More: Nature, Merck Establish Science Entrepreneur Prize

Challenge Seeks Circular Economy Start-Ups

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A challenge competition is seeking new businesses that disrupt the plastics recycling and energy storage industries with ideas based on a circular economy. . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks Circular Economy Start-Ups

Federal Agency Holds A.I.-Health Outcomes Challenge

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The U.S. agency directing Medicare and Medicaid is sponsoring a challenge competition to spur development of artificial intelligence to predict health care outcomes. . . . → Read More: Federal Agency Holds A.I.-Health Outcomes Challenge

App Created for New, Pregnant Moms in Opioid Recovery

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A smartphone app is being developed to help pregnant women and new mothers with an opioid addiction, by a medical professor and health care technology company. . . . → Read More: App Created for New, Pregnant Moms in Opioid Recovery

Infectious Disease Sequencing Service, Training Launched

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A cloud-based open-source genomic sequencing program is underway to identify the source and nature of infectious diseases anywhere in the world. . . . → Read More: Infectious Disease Sequencing Service, Training Launched

Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straws in Testing

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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