HHS Announces Phase 1 LymeX Diagnostics Prize

Ten projects have been selected for the next round.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the Phase 1 winners of the LymeX Diagnostics Prize. Ten projects were chosen out of 52 proposals for detecting active Lyme disease infections in humans. The winning 10 projects will receive $100,000 each and are invited to participate in the next phase of the award, where up to $9 million dollars will be distributed for projects that can showcase clinical validation of their process.

“The winning solutions demonstrate great potential to make transformative innovation a reality for so many Americans,” said Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel Levine. “Through the LymeX Diagnostics Prize, we are using open innovation to accelerate diagnostic breakthroughs, drive cross-sector collaboration, and put patients at the center of scientific discovery.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Admiral Levine and HHS officials as they support research into treating and curing Lyme disease.
  • For the scientific researchers and developers who are seeking more accurate means to detect Lyme in the human body.

Sources: Department of Health and Human Services


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