Nano Startup Challenge in Cancer – NSC<sup>2<sup>
This special article collection focuses on the Nano Startup Challenge in Cancer – or NSC2 for short – run by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in partnership with the Centre for Advancing Innovation. Following two award-winning competitions (the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge and the Neuro Startup Challenge) NSC2, the third and biggest in the series of challenges, is structured as an open innovation competition designed to bring promising nanotechnology cancer inventions to market. Cancer Nanotechnology Editors-in-Chief Steven A. Curley and Frederick J. Currell are both serving as judges for the Challenge, and they will be reporting regularly in News & Views pieces with updates, key developments, and on-the-ground insights. The collection will also feature scientific articles from the participants on their inventions.
Edited by: Frederick J. Currell and Steven A. Curley
Deadline for submissions: 18th July 2016
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