October 31st 2024 at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center




Apply now to NOBIC's BioChallenge for a chance to travel to New Orleans and win from a cash pool of $100,000!

About the BioInnovation Center

About the BioChallenge

The New Orleans BioInnovation Center (“NOBIC”) is a nonprofit business incubator focused on advancing life science entrepreneurship and technology commercialization in Louisiana. The mission of NOBIC is to create a successful biotech ecosystem by providing emerging companies with customized commercialization services, premier facilities, and a comprehensive support network. Through relationships with research institutions, economic development organizations, and industry stakeholders, NOBIC helps its clients de-risk novel technologies, attract funding, and improve global health outcomes. For more information, visit neworleansbio.com.

Welcome to the BioChallenge website! The New Orleans BioInnovation Center is very excited to be hosting this global pitch competition, with support from BARDA DRIVe, that focuses on promoting access and equity in health security. Startups from around the world will be competing for over $100,000 in prizes, with a focus on innovative technologies such as flexible therapeutic platforms, broad-spectrum antimicrobials, and digital health tools for preparedness and response.

Our goal is to support cutting-edge solutions that address current and future health security challenges. Join us as we showcase the latest advancements in this field and help drive positive change in global health security.

The BioChallenge will take place on October 31, 2024, at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. It will follow the annual Bio on the Bayou academic symposium taking place on October 29-30, 2024. For more information visit their website here.

BioChallenge Areas of Interest

Flexible Therapeutic and Vaccine Platforms

Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobials—Antivirals, Antibacterials, and Antifungals

Host-Directed Diagnostics and Therapeutics (HDTs)

Digital Health Tools Focused on Health Security Preparedness and Response 

Microphysiological Systems (MPS) or Tissue Chips 

On-Demand Manufacturing Technologies 

At-Home Diagnostic Technologies 

Pathogen-Agnostic Diagnostic Technologies 

Burn/Blast/Trauma Countermeasures 

Radiological/Nuclear/Chemical Threat Medical Countermeasures 



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