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Arthritis Research UK are partnering with the NC3Rs to co-sponsor one of this year’s NC3Rs CRACK IT Challenges, a research competition to solve scientific and business problems identified by the bioscience sector.
The challenges are designed to reduce the reliance on animal models and/or improve animal welfare and lead to the development of marketable products.
This year's challenge is Osteo-chip: An in vitro model to recapitulate the human osteoarthritic joint.
The aim is to provide a device based on a human tissue or a multiple human cell type co-culture system for research and drug development in osteoarthritis.
This two-phase challenge offers up to £1 million funding (co-funding provided by EPSRC) and a research contract for up to three years. The challenge brief is available now www.crackit.org.uk and https://sbri.innovateuk.org
Please use your institutional email address when registering. The deadline for registration is 1 September 2016.
Original Article: NC3Rs CRACK IT Challenge 2016 in osteoarthritis researchNEXT ARTICLE
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