NIH: Notice of Upcoming Prize Competition Announcement for the TARGETED Challenge

As part of the NIH’s Somatic Cell Genome Editing (SCGE) program, the Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund) intends to publish a prize competition announcement to solicit entries for the multi-phase TARGETED (Targeted Genome Editor Delivery) Challenge.

The TARGETED Challenge aims to improve the current state of in vivo delivery technologies for genome editors in two Target Areas:

1) programmable delivery systems to deliver genome editing machinery that can target specific tissues or cell types;

2) highly efficient non-viral delivery systems capable of crossing the blood brain barrier (BBB) to deliver genome editing machinery to a substantial proportion of clinically relevant cell types in the central nervous system (CNS).

An informational webinar is planned for June 1st, 2023 at 12pm ET.

More information available: here.