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Otsuka Pharmaceutical 2023
Golden Ticket Contest

Apply by July 21, 2023

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Otsuka 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 Novel platform technologies for discovery of novel targets, improved drug discovery, tissue tropism, delivery of large molecules, or new pharmaceutical based therapeutic interventions. Therapeutics areas of strategic focus include Psychiatry, Neurology, Cardio-Renal and Immunology.

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: 

Novel Platform Technologies for Discovery of Novel Targets

Improved Drug Discovery

Tissue Tropism

New Pharmaceutical Based Therapeutic Interventions

Delivery of Large Molecules

Psychiatry, Neurology, Cardio-Renal, and Immunology


The Process


Submit applications by

July 21, 2023


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

 August 18, 2023


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

September 14, 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 compelling non-confidential pitch deck


Submit application form with your pitch deck by 

July 21, 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 process is as follows: 

  1. Download the Golden ticket application form 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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