The Client engages in the development of technologies to screen foods that can strengthen a efficacy of body exercise through cell evaluation. To establish a cell evaluation system that reproduces body exercise based on responses to stimuli such as electric stimulation, hypoxic cell culture, chemical addition, etc. have been tried, but these approaches have challenges in the difficulty of technology introduction and poor exercise reproducibility.
Therefore, the Client has decided to make this RFP to quickly identify a prospective technology development partner, aiming at solving the technological challenges and putting the technology to practical use at an early stage.
Proposal shall have clear points and should not include confidential information. Supplemental files may be submitted in addition to the proposal.
The client will evaluate all responses with the following criteria.
- Overall scientific and technical merit
- Approach to proof of concept or performance
- Economic potential of concept
- Realism of the proposed plan (action items, timeline, roles, deliverables, cost estimation)
- Potential for proprietary position
- Respondents’ capability and related experiences
Anticipated Project Process
After the submission due date, the client will review all submitted proposals. NineSigma will send the review results to each proposer 6-8 weeks after the due date. The client possibly asks clarifying questions before selecting the most suitable candidates for collaboration. The client will select best candidates through evaluations. During the selection process, the client may execute NDA with selected respondents, seek further information disclosure, and discuss specific development targets or potential opportunities.
The client will execute necessary agreements with the selected respondents and move to the advanced development phase. Specifics of any collaboration will be determined through consultation with the concerned parties.