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About Lab1891

Improving patient’s lives while ensuring access to care and lowering health system costs is as much a challenge as an opportunity for the healthcare system of tomorrow. At Lab1891 we believe that innovation comes from joint aspirations and teamwork. We partner with healthcare professionals and empower entrepreneurs to turn ideas into scalable Solutions by providing them access to the essential startup resources.

Rather than investing in the next startup, Lab1891 is your partner and launching customer to develop Solutions that focus on therapeutic areas aligned with MSD’s strengths in Oncology, Diabetes, Immunology & Virology as well as Real Word Evidence.

Our ambition
Propose a Challenge

For Healthcare Organizations

We believe that it is those working in healthcare whom know best in which areas innovation is most needed. It’s because of this that the Lab1891 Challenges are proposed by healthcare organizations.

Propose a Challenge
Solve a Challenge


It is creativity and entrepreneurship from both inside and outside healthcare that will lead the way to future innovations. See if your Solution meets the criteria to be our next innovation hero!

Solve a Challenge


9 July 2019

Submission deadline

19 July 2019

Announcement winners

16 September 2019

Start Health Industry Readiness program at UtrechtInc


Enrollment into the Health Industry Readiness program

Access to MSD resources

Potential launching customer deal



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