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Chiesi 2023
Golden Ticket Contest

Apply by September 22, 2023

Chiesi is sponsoring a competition to award up to two Golden Tickets at a US BioLabs site.

Each Golden Ticket provides one year of fully paid individual bench space and membership at a fully equipped laboratory designed to accelerate early-stage startup working on research and development in the gene editing, mRNA or siRNA field, and/or relevant viral and non-viral delivery technologies, for treating rare hematology, immunology, ophthalmology, dermatology, metabolic or lysosomal storage diseases. 

The Benefits

  • Access to fully permitted professionally managed shared lab space

  • Unparalleled suite of laboratory equipment 

  • A diverse scientific community of fellow entrepreneurs 

  • Content rich events and programming 

  • Industry connections 

Eligibility Snapshot
Companies working on research and development in the following areas: 

Gene Editing


siRNA or Relevant Viral and Non-Viral Technologies Treating Rare Hematology

Gene Editing



Viral & Non-Viral Delivery Systems



Metabolic or Lysosomal Storage Diseases 




The Process


Submit applications by

September 22, 2023


A subset of applicants will be identified as finalists by the contest judges by

 October 10, 2023


Finalists will present their company and scientific concept at a Virtual event on

October 19, 2023 


Up to two awards

will be granted

Good luck!

How to Apply


Review eligibility requirements & official rules to determine if you qualify


Complete application form and prepare a non-confidential pitch deck that gives an overview of your company and technology


Submit application form with your pitch deck by 

September 22, 2023

11:59 pm EST to  


Please contact with questions and comments

The official terms and conditions for this competition include eligibility, application process, judging criteria, and award details. 

The official rules can be found here.

Official Rules

Application Submission

The submission form requires the following: 

  1. Download the Golden ticket application found here.

  2. Email the full application and the pitch deck to

  3. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon receipt of your application


Any questions or comments regarding this competition can be directed to:  

Any questions or comments regarding BioLabs can be directed to: 

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