Contestants will vie for $20 million in prizes to develop new innovative laboratory diagnostic tools that detect and distinguish antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostic Challenge, a federal prize competition that will award a total of $20 million in prizes over all phases for new, innovative and novel laboratory diagnostic tests. The prize is sponsored by two U.S. Department of Health and Human Services components, the National Institutes of Health and the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in support of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.

If you have questions about the prize, we are hosting a Twitter chat on September 15, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET. NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and many others will be there to answer questions. Please join the conversation using #AMRchallenge. 

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