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Calling All Innovators: The Partners in Patient Health Innovation Challenge Brings Patient Insights to Drug Development

Published: 1/21/14
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On December 9, Sanofi launched the second Partners in Patient Health (PIPH) Innovation Challenge on “Co-Creating for Breakthroughs: Moving toward a collaborative research and development ecosystem.” The Collaborate | Innovate challenge invites non-profit patient, provider, and professional associations to partner with other non-profits and/or academic institutions to propose new approaches to bringing patient insights into improving the drug development process. The winning team will be awarded $100,000 to help patients play a role in drug research and development – and hopefully, to lead to improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of developing new therapies.

This is an exciting opportunity for patient advocates working in any disease area, and organizations from a multitude of backgrounds can create partnerships and apply. Proposed ideas must focus on patient insights into drug development, include measurable goals with a view toward creating a pilot project, and all team members must be legally based in the United States. The submission period will remain open until February 23, 2014 and the final judging will take place in April of 2014. To learn more and enter, please visit www.collaborateinnovate.com. -NL

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