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The open-innovation program that accelerates ideas into Solutions.

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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. By means of open-innovation we encourage all stakeholders to be part of the Solution. We partner with healthcare professionals and empower entrepreneurs to turn ideas into scalable Solutions by providing them access to the essential startup resources.

Together with healthcare professionals we launch challenges around health problems that are aligned with MSD’s strengths in Oncology, Diabetes, Immunology & Virology as well as Real Word Evidence. We encourage startups to come up with Solutions. Rather than investing in the next startup, Lab1891 is your partner providing access to its global network and expertise. In addition, we prepare startups to become compliant with health & industry regulations so that MSD potentially can act as your launching customer.

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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.

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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!

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