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Longitude Prize AMR Diagnostics Boston Workshop
March 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Speakers include Kevin Outterson, CARB-X Executive Director.
The Longitude Prize is an international challenge prize competition that will ultimately select one point-of-care diagnostic product to receive a grand payout of 8 million British Pounds ($9.1 million). The winner will have proven that their test can significantly reduce misuse or overuse of antibiotics by creating an affordable, accurate and rapid point-of-care diagnostic test. This test must be practical to use in the North America and Europe as well as low and middle-income countries (LMICs). There are currently 83 teams competing for the Prize from 14 countries with a broad mix of entries from industry and academia. The Prize Rules can be found here.
The purpose of this workshop is to give existing competitors and those interested in competing more information regarding the Longitude Prize competition to help steer projects toward a winning configuration, hear from experts on test needs in the United Kingdom (National Health Service) and lower and middle-income contexts (LMICs), and to provide a chance for test developers to engage with Longitude judges and the Nesta Team.
Please RSVP to Ruth Neale at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday March 8, 2019 if you plan to attend the workshop.