GE Innovation Challenge: Sensors for small biological molecules

GE Innovation Challenge: Sensors for small biological molecules

September 18, 2016 at 02:09pm

At GE, we’re tackling diseases like cancer with plastic bags and tea trays but we’re not doing it alone.

All over the world, we run Innovation Challenges, seeking out alternative solutions to the biggest problems in Health, Energy and Transport. Why? Because we think collaborating with others is a more effective way to ensure the best ideas and brightest minds can flourish.

Launching now is our latest Innovation Challenge: Sensors for Biomolecules.

We’re searching for new methods to monitor and control the environment cells grow in, so we can improve quality and reliability when using cells as factories for new therapies. We’re looking for new ideas to discretely measure and analyze small organic molecules and proteins that are sealed within a sterile growth chamber.

Don’t worry if you’re not a biologist! We understand the cells, what we’re looking for is sensing & monitoring technologies. Maybe you have a way of detecting hydrocarbons remotely that could translate to small molecules like glucose?

If you have an idea that could support the development of medicines and therapies based on biological production and cells, please go to our Challenge website ( to find out more.

See Official Rules for details. Competition opened August 11, 2016 at 8 am ET. Must submit at least one Phase 1 Entry by 5 pm ET on Sept. 30, 2016 to be eligible. Phase 1 Entry submissions are required for participation by invitation in Phase 2. The Phase 2 Entry deadline is 5 pm ET on December 15, 2016. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

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