Author Archive for: Catherine Covington

About Catherine Covington

Program Manager, Client Services. Catherine works out of the InnoCentive Waltham (MA) office as a Program Manager. Catherine has been involved in managing InnoCentive Challenges from leading Seeker organizations including NASA and the Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute. In her spare time, she likes painting and drawing, kayaking on the Charles, and rock climbing.

Entries by Catherine Covington

Seeker Spotlight: Elanco

In partnership with InnoCentive, Elanco is running a series of Challenges focused on finding alternatives to animal antibiotics. Elanco provides solutions and products that improve animal health and food-animal production. On September 8, they launched the first two Challenges in the series: Prevention and Control of Mastitis in Cattle and Prevention and Control of Streptoccus suis Infections in Swine. You can find more information and all other Challenge postings on the Elanco Pavilion.

Elanco’s Grand Challenge Program: Alternatives to Animal Antibiotics

September 19, 2016 0 Comments in Challenges, Seekers by Catherine Covington

In June 2015, Elanco announced their Eight-point Antibiotic Stewardship Plan to fight antibiotic resistance, a growing concern for all sectors of healthcare. This aggressive plan focuses on responsible use, reduction of shared-class antibiotics, and finding alternatives.  With the population anticipated to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, the demand for animal protein is anticipated to increase 60% globally, putting continued strain on the earth. Emerging diseases threaten livestock globally, threatening their well-being.

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