Category 1: Towards safer medicines

In this category, our Oriontation competition is looking for ideas on how to make early predictions of drug safety profiles more reliable. This could include ideas on:

  • new in vitro/ex vivo models towards better human safety in early phases
  • ideas decreasing the need for animal experiments
  • ideas on how to answer the regulatory and ethical demands in safety testing of new medicines
  • innovative formulations
  • add-on medication or nutritional support
  • translational safety biomarkers and system biology, as well as simulation programs
  • potential biomarkers or pharmacogenetics tests to make clinical trials safer and predictive for larger patient populations