Lilly Names HealthVoyager as Winner of Digital Health Innovation Challenge for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
"The submissions we received for this innovation challenge were outstanding. We were impressed by the many bold and innovative ideas leveraging digital technologies aimed at helping people better manage this difficult chronic illness," said
HealthVoyager will have the opportunity to potentially co-develop their solution with Lilly and secure
"We are thrilled to be selected as the winner of Lilly's Innovation Challenge for IBD care, and for the opportunity to improve the lives of people living with IBD," said co-creator of HealthVoyager,
"We are proud to be named the inaugural recipient of Lilly's innovation challenge and that HealthVoyager resonated with the judges," said
Lilly plans to conduct future innovation challenges in additional therapeutic areas in 2020.
About Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with the two main types being ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, is characterized by chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.1 According to the CDC, approximately 3 million Americans have reported IBD.2 IBD is an idiopathic disease caused by the immune system responding incorrectly to environmental triggers, leading to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
About Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at www.lilly.com and www.lilly.com/newsroom. C-LLY
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