Exosome Challenge

Your exosome-based innovation deserves to be a success...
Cytiva can help - Apply to our Exosome Challenge today!*

Deadline Ends
Let's bring your vision to reality

As someone pursuing the clinical promise of exosomes, you already believe in the technology’s potential. We believe in it, and in you. That’s why we developed this challenge, where we offer our services to help you overcome obstacles in exosome manufacturing. We are accepting applications in these 3 focus areas:




Cell engineering

Making exosome-based therapies a reality will depend on whether the industry can develop innovative technologies to engineer cell lines that can produce exosomes with specific cargo. What are your ideas to solve this challenge?



Process development

Engineered cells will only be useful if they are scaled to produce therapeutically relevant doses of exosomes. A combination of novel culture systems, media, reagents, and analytics will be needed to develop a robust process. Do you think your technology could be part of it?


Isolation & purification

The cost of manufacturing advanced therapies is high in part due to lack of efficient purification technologies. How can the industry streamline exosome purification and reduce drug product loss during downstream processing?


Do you need support in one of these areas? If so, in 500 words tell us about your exosome project and the specific process challenge that you are working to solve. A panel will evaluate proposals based on relevancy and potential for impact. Selected finalists will make a presentation to a panel of academic and industry expects. Winning proposals will receive an award of up to $100 000 USD in Cytiva’s Fast Trak services and an opportunity to collaborate alongside industry experts to bring your idea to life.


Every selected finalist will have the ability to network with Cytiva’s team of industry experts.



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*Terms Apply

Please see our terms & conditions before applying to the Exosome Challenge.

We welcome your application

It’s easy to apply to Cytiva’s Exosome Challenge by clicking here and creating an account. 


We’re here to help you with your application or provide you with feedback on your proposal. Contact details are below.


The deadline for project proposals is

March 15, 2021


Please do not hesitate to get in touch!


Dr. Shannon Eaker

Title: Fast Trak advisor

Tel: 1 (865) 274-1159

Email: shannon.eaker@cytiva.com

About Cytiva

Cytiva is a global provider of technologies and services that help advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics. Cytiva’s diverse portfolio includes well-recognized brands such as ÄKTA, Amersham, Biacore, FlexFactory, HyClone, MabSelect, Whatman and Xcellerex. Cytiva brings speed, efficiency and capacity to research and manufacturing workflows, enabling the delivery of transformative medicines to patients.


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