Innovate4Health: New Oxygen Machine Technology Confronts Blackouts in Emerging Nations

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Andrew B. Levey Oxygen therapy, where supplemental oxygen is used as a medical treatment, is vital to children with pneumonia. Rolling blackouts in Uganda and other developing nations, which can last for hours at a time, are stopping oxygen concentrators—machines that … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: New Oxygen Machine Technology Confronts Blackouts in Emerging Nations”

Innovate4Health: Nanobiosym’s Gene-RADAR Brings Real-Time Results for Zika Testing

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Gabrielle Eriquez Because there is currently no preventative vaccine for Zika, a mosquito-borne virus known to cause severe birth defects in pregnant women, the ability to obtain a fast and accurate diagnosis is critical. However, especially in the developing world where … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Nanobiosym’s Gene-RADAR Brings Real-Time Results for Zika Testing”

Innovate4Health: GRIT Leveraged Freedom Chair Brings Mobility to Developing World

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 65 million people in the developing world need an appropriate wheelchair. Over 75% of people in the developing world live in rural areas, where standard wheelchairs do not work, as they are hard to … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: GRIT Leveraged Freedom Chair Brings Mobility to Developing World”

Innovate4Health: Treating Neonatal Jaundice in the Developing World with D-Rev’s Brilliance

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Nick Churchill Severe neonatal jaundice kills over 100,000 newborn babies annually and causes severe brain damage to thousands more. In most cases, the condition can be treated by simply shining a blue light on a baby’s skin. However, each year more than … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Treating Neonatal Jaundice in the Developing World with D-Rev’s Brilliance”

CPIP & ITIF Launch “Innovate4Health” Policy Research Initiative

In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, 2017, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) today joined with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) to launch “Innovate4Health,” a joint project to promote the critical role that intellectual property rights play in spurring innovative solutions to pressing global health challenges. … Continue reading “CPIP & ITIF Launch “Innovate4Health” Policy Research Initiative”

Innovate4Health: Meeting the Needs of Rural Africa with Fyodor’s Point-of-Care Testing for Malaria

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Jaci Arthur Every year, more than 200 million cases of malaria are reported worldwide. It can often be mistaken for a less serious malady, as symptoms include “fever, chills, and flu-like illness.” If quickly identified, the disease is treatable. Yet more … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Meeting the Needs of Rural Africa with Fyodor’s Point-of-Care Testing for Malaria”

Innovate4Health: Protecting Patients with VanishPoint Retractable Syringes

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. Needlesticks are not just the fear of 4-year-olds receiving their vaccinations; they are also the source of blood-borne infections afflicting millions of healthcare practitioners. When a conventional needle is left exposed after use on a patient, it can accidentally stick another person, … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Protecting Patients with VanishPoint Retractable Syringes”

Innovate4Health: mPedigree Battles Counterfeit Drugs Through Innovative Verification System

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. Counterfeit medicines sold under a product name without proper authorization are a serious threat to global public health. Classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as substandard, spurious, falsely labelled, falsified and counterfeit (SSFFC) medical products, counterfeit drugs are regularly designed to … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: mPedigree Battles Counterfeit Drugs Through Innovative Verification System”

Innovate4Health: Eye Exams On-the-Go with PEEK

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide have vision problems that could be fixed or relieved if only they were diagnosed early enough. Unfortunately, current eye screening equipment is expensive, bulky, and requires specialists to operate it. As a result, the vast majority … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Eye Exams On-the-Go with PEEK”

Innovate4Health: Global Good’s “Arktek”: A Life-Saving Super-Thermos Vaccine Cooler

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. More than 1.5 million children die every year from diseases that existing vaccines could prevent. Why aren’t these children vaccinated? One big reason is that vaccines need to be kept cool until they reach patients, but that’s a really hard task in … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Global Good’s “Arktek”: A Life-Saving Super-Thermos Vaccine Cooler”