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Cell Line Prize


The lack of well-validated and widely accepted cell lines derived from intestinal carcinoid and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) is a significant barrier for research and development of new therapies. The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation therefore wishes to stimulate a concerted effort to create a “collection” of well-characterized cell lines that faithfully replicate tumor characteristics and genetics. The Foundation has partnered with the Rare Cancer Research Foundation (RCRF), a foundation dedicated to curing rare cancers through strategic investments and innovative collaborations, and the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), the world’s largest non-profit cell line repository, to establish a Neuroendocrine Tumor Cell Line collection in their catalog.

This challenge requires written documentation, detailed description of each cell line, and sample delivery. Click to read more.

Click here to read the Innocentive release about the Cell Line Prizes.


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