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Drug companies need little arm-twisting when it comes to investing their resources into diseases that afflict millions. But what about a disease that affects only a few thousand people?
To stimulate drug development for diseases with few paying customers – whether due to its sheer rarity or its sufferers’ poverty – the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has committed $120 million over five years to a new program called Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Disease (TRND). The new trans-NIH program aims to support researchers with more money for in-house NIH studies and additional funds for external academic, advocacy and foundation collaborations.
Deadline: Dec 11 2013
Reward: $52,000 USD
Platform technologies – tools, techniques, and instruments that enable entirely novel approaches for scientific investigation across a b
Deadline: Jan 27 2014
Reward: $15,000 USD
The Dow Chemical Company is the leading producer of polyalkylene glycols (PAGs) used in synthetic fluids and lubricants where petroleum,
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