2019 CRACK IT Challenges announced

The 2019 CRACK IT Challenges are now live. We have worked with seven Sponsors to identify three Challenges to develop new technologies delivering commercial and 3Rs benefits.

This year’s Challenges are:

  • Challenge 32 – Transgene Track: Development of a sensitive, absolute quantification method for tracking AAV gene therapies and CAR-T cells in vivo.
    (Two Phase Challenge Sponsored by GSK and Novartis).
     
  • Challenge 33 – CleanCut: Animal free tumourigenicity assessment of genome edited human haematopoietic stem cells.
    (Two Phase Challenge Sponsored by Novartis, Bayer and Takeda).
     
  • Challenge 34 – Sharp and to the Point: Developing needles for high throughput and critical compound administration in mice.
    (Single Phase Challenge Sponsored by AstraZeneca, GSK, the University of Sheffield and the Royal Veterinary College).

Funding is provided by the NC3Rs, with in-kind contributions provided by the Sponsors. Further information about the CRACK IT Challenge programme can be found on our Innovation Platform.

Register now for our launch event

We are hosting an event to launch this year’s CRACK IT Challenges competition in central London on 11 September. This event will give you an invaluable opportunity to learn more about CRACK IT Challenges, meet the Sponsors and network with potential collaborators, helping you put together a winning application.

To secure your place at this event, please register before 4 September.

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