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67 conceptual projects compete in the technology challenge of producing bio-nanosensors.

According to the information center of National Elites Foundation, registration deadline for sending projects to this nanotechnology challenge ended on July 23rd 2017. During this period, which was extended for three weeks, a total of 67 conceptual projects were delivered from researchers, technologists, students and faculty members of universities and knowledge-based companies.

The main goal of this challenge, which will be held by the workgroup of technology development of nanotechnology development headquarter, is creating a bio-nanosensor for detecting botulinum and poison produced by this bacterium based on bioactive paper tapes.

In this regard, the mentioned topic is announced as a challenge to be supported by nanotechnology development headquarter for detecting botulinum and poison produced by this bacterium based on bioactive paper tapes by exploiting the capacities of universities, research centers, knowledge-based companies and other research centers of the country.

During the 50 days for registration in this challenge, 67 conceptual projects were received from researchers and technologists, more than 10% of which had primary samples.

In addition, 80% of the projects were registered by groups or teams, among which were some knowledge-based companies. The infographic of projects and participants of the challenge is presented below.

In total, 65% of the total participants were working in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, biological sciences and medicine. In addition to the registration of 28 student teams, about 35% of the projects were sent by faculty members of universities and research centers of the country.

It is noteworthy that the challenge was welcomed by more 75% of students and PhD and post-doctoral candidates.

At the end of the registration period, assessment of the received projects has been initiated by a judging panel. Participants of this challenge can log in their profiles on the website of the challenge to learn about the latest status of their project. Results related to each project will be revealed through this platform.

According to the previous planning and announcement, selected projects in the first stage of the challenge of “producing bio-nanosensor for detecting botulinum and poison produced by this bacterium based on bioactive paper tapes” will obtain 100 million IRR as nano laboratory network services or the ability to buy required laboratory materials and equipment. Winners of this phase will go to the next stage of the challenge.

Winners of the first stage will have three months to make a laboratory sample according to their primary project. At the end of this stage, laboratory samples will be assessed by the judging panel and each selected work will be rewarded thirty million IRR.

Selected projects of this stage will obtain 50 million IRR to use nano laboratory network services or buy laboratory materials and equipment.

The selected works of this stage will have six months to develop their laboratory sample, produce their final product and obtain the nanoscale license by nanotechnology development headquarter. The final winner will be awarded 700 million IRR.

It seems that bio-Nanosensors, that detect microbial and pathogenic factors, can decrease the costs and time of the process, while effectively increase the control, prevention and treatment of microbial diseases.

 

Registration for this challenge was May 31st-July 1st, 2017, which was extended to July 23rd according to the announcement of the secretariat. For more information about the challenge (registration method, ways to send solutions and prizes), please refer to the website of the challenge.


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