Lilly Launches Digital Health Open Innovation Challenge to Help Transform Atopic Dermatitis Care
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has launched an open innovation challenge for individuals and teams across the United States to submit inspiring digital health solutions that can help make life better for people living with atopic dermatitis. The challenge, "Transforming Atopic Dermatitis Care: Enhancing Quality of Life and Patient Care for People Living with Inflammatory Skin Diseases," focuses on leveraging digital technologies to enhance care and improve health and well-being for people with inflammatory skin diseases. The submission site, including additional details about the challenge's criteria, eligibility and requirements, is available at www.lilly.com/atopicdermchallenge.
"Lilly is committed to advancing digital solutions that can give people greater control over their health. Atopic dermatitis is more than skin deep and can have a devastating impact for those who suffer from it," said Rich Carter, Lilly's chief digital officer. "Innovation challenges provide a great opportunity to help uncover bold and scalable digital solutions from anyone within the health tech community, including students, patients, caregivers, entrepreneurs, small-medium sized business and others."
This innovation challenge is calling for novel technology-based digital solutions – mobile apps, sensors and wearables, connected drug delivery devices, real-time monitoring, algorithms, digital games, etc. – that are either conceptual or in early stages of development, with potential to make a meaningful difference in transforming the care for those living with inflammatory skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis.
Eligible individuals, teams and organizations are encouraged to participate. Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Oct. 21, 2020. A panel of Lilly experts will evaluate all submissions and select five finalists by Nov. 20, 2020. The finalists will be selected based on the idea's potential impact, creativity, technical feasibility and ability to address the longer-term needs of people with atopic dermatitis.
The finalist with the winning idea, subject to the submissions received, will be announced in December and will be awarded $50,000 along with the potential opportunity to co-develop the solution with Lilly. Interested participants can learn more and enter at www.lilly.com/atopicdermchallenge.
About Atopic Dermatitis
Moderate to severe AD is characterized by intense itching, resulting in visibly damaged skin.[v] Like other chronic inflammatory diseases, AD is immune-mediated and involves a complex interplay of immune cells and inflammatory cytokines.[vi]
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[i] Zuberbier T, Orlow SJ, Paller AS, et al. Patient perspectives on the management of atopic dermatitis. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2006;118: 226-32.
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