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Droplet Innovators’ Awards Program
Final Call for Entries
Application Deadline – August 31, 2016
There is still time to apply!*
Dear Researcher,
There are four weeks left to apply for Bio-Rad’s Droplet Innovators’ Awards Program! The application process is short and simple so there is plenty of time to write and submit your research proposal.
What is the Droplet Innovators’ Awards Program?
This program will make awards* available to researchers who submit and are judged to have creative and ingenious ideas for the use of Bio-Rad’s Droplet Digital PCR systems, either for interesting quantification applications or leveraging other properties of droplet micro-reactions. A panel of Bio-Rad digital PCR experts will judge proposals on criteria based on novelty and potential impact of the proposed research.
How much is the Award* for?
*The Award is in the form of a $25,000 credit to purchase Bio-Rad products. The program will have two to four winners, to be selected dependent upon the merit of the participant’s proposal.
How to apply?
It’s easy! Submit a simple two to four-page proposal on the significance and approach of your planned research. Download the entry form here:
When to submit your Entry Form?
Entry forms must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST on August 31, 2016.
Not interested? Know of a researcher who fits the eligibility requirements and might want to apply? Please spread the word about the program. Thank you!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The program is open only to representatives over 21 years of age for academic, not for profit research institutions or commercial entities located in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico), Canada (excluding Quebec), Mexico, Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom (including England, Scotland and Wales, but excluding Northern Ireland), and Sweden. The program is void in any country or jurisdiction other than as specifically set forth in the preceding sentence. Without limiting the foregoing, the program is void in any jurisdiction in which (i) the program is prohibited or restricted by law, (ii) registration or bonding is required with respect to the program, or (iii) a program winner’s acceptance of an award is prohibited or restricted by law or subject to registration or other procedures that sponsor may not have undertaken. The odds of being selected will depend on the number of entry forms received, the merit of the participants’ proposal, and the skill of the participants. The odds of winning are estimated to be approximately 1 out of 25 based on an estimated 100 entry forms submitted by participants, and an assumption that four participants will be selected as program winners. See official rules for details.
Healthcare Professionals are not eligible to participate in the Program.
For the purposes hereof, the term “Healthcare Professionals” means clinical or non clinical physicians, including MDs and MDs/Ph.Ds., pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses, technicians, research coordinators, administrators and purchasing personnel, and entities (including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, home health agencies, clinics and group purchasing organizations, managed care organizations, physician group practices, medical directors for health insurance organizations) and their employees and representatives who are involved in the actual provision of health care services.
The sponsor of the program is Bio Rad Laboratories, Inc., 1000 Alfred Nobel Drive, Hercules, CA 94547, United States of America. The administrator of the program is Chempetitive Group LLC, 657 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60661, United States of America.
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