CAMTech In The News


CAMTech on innovative medical technology’s impact for Public Health Post

Dr. Kristian Olson, CAMTech Director, discusses healthcare hack-a-thons, the gender gap in medtech and multidisciplinary collaboration in his Viewpoint article for Public Health Post. “We already see that hack-a-thons help build the medtech ecosystem when we systematically measure the impact.” Read more.


MedTech Boston profiles Simple CPAP prototype

Dr. Ryan Carroll of Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health featured in MedTech Boston’s profile of the Simple CPAP, a low-cost medical device targeting populations in India and Uganda. Carroll partners with Soura Bhattacharyya of Lattice Innovations and Dr. Data Santorino of CAMTech Uganda. Read more.

CAMTech presents Augmented Infant Resuscitator (AIR) at World Health Assembly

During the 70th World Health Assembly’s Innovating for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health dinner, CAMTech Director Dr. Kris Olson and CAMTech Uganda Country Manager Dr. Data Santorino presented CAMTech innovations, including the Augmented Infant Resuscitator (AIR). Read more.

We Are Allies featured in MedTech Boston

Dr. Kris Olson and Sergeant Stephen Mandile talk to MedTech Boston about the continued progress and impact that their naloxone response cases are having throughout Boston. Read more.

May 2017 CAMTech Pulse

Our latest newsletter features the First Mile Innovation Challenge winners, CAMTech-X: Final Demo Day, the next webinar and a look at CAMTech’s work around the world this month! Read more.

Congratulations to the First Mile Innovation Challenge Winners!

CAMTech and GE Healthcare announce Sisu Global Health as the $25k award winners. Read more.

Happy Spring from the CAMTech Pulse!

Check out the March edition of the CAMTech Pulse, including highlights from CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon, CAMTech Blog and sign-up for our next webinar! Read more.

Insights from CAMTech’s Multi-City Hack-a-thon

India’s YourStory writes about attending one of five CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon events! Read more.

Business Standard covers CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon

Check out the CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon recap featured in India’s Business Standard! Read more.

CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon convenes India’s brightest minds to improve healthcare for country’s urban poor

Innovators tackle infant health, air pollution and more at India’s largest multi-city healthcare hack-a-thonRead more.

Anouncing CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon!

CAMTech hosts India’s first multi-city hack-a-thon tackling healthcare for the urban poor. Read more.

Opioid Hack-a-thon featured in  Addiction Now

Dr. Kris Olson and the GE Foundation’s Jennifer Edwards talk to Addiction Now about the Opioid Epidemic Hack-a-thon.  Read more.

January 2017 CAMTech Pulse!

Happy New Year from the CAMTech Pulse! We’re covering our latest trip to India for CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon, the Opioid Post-Hack-a-thon Presentations and news from our partner networks! Read more.

GEMs Boxes wins $10k progress prize from Opioid Epidemic Hack-a-thon

CAMTech and the GE Foundation awarded $10k to the team behind GEMs Boxes, a life-saving supply kiosk for people suffering opioid overdoses during the Opioid Epidemic Post Hack-a-thon Award Presentations. Read more.

Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon Team Receives Startup Funding

Yostra Labs Pvt Ltd, who created a diagnostic tool for diabetic peripheral neuropathy called Sparsh at the Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon, secured funding from the Marico Innovation Foundation and social enterprise incubator Villgo. Read more.

Thanks for a great 2016!

It’s been a fantastic year, and we’ve rounded up our favorite moments, plus what’s to come in 2017, in the year-end CAMTech Pulse! Read more.

Hackathon Generates New Plan to Reduce Deadly Opiate Overdoses

MGH Research Institute interviews members of the We Are Allies team from the Opioid Hack-a-thon about their winning innovation. Read more.

Lessons from a Public Health Hack-a-thon

Elizabeth Bailey and leaders from the Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit and Hack-a-thon speak to MeetingsNet about the versatility and benefits of the hack-a-thon model. Read more.

New Opportunities and Post-Hack Awards in the CAMTech Pulse!

The November edition of The CAMTech Pulse announces the First Mile Innovation Challenge, CAMTech-X: Ambassador applications and updates on post-hack awards. Read more!

Check out the October CAMTech Pulse!

The October edition of The CAMTech Pulse features two new videos, CIP updates and a recap of some of the great press from the past two months. Read more!

Opioid Hack Winners featured on NPR

Scott Strode and Aubri Esthers talk to Robin Young from NPR’s Here and Now about their winning innovations from the Opioid Epidemic Hack-a-thon. Listen now!

The Daily Free Press reports on Opioid Challenge Summit and Hack-a-thon

Boston University’s daily newspaper interviews speakers, mentors and participants from the Opioid Epidemic events. Read more.

Opioid Hack Teams Featured in The Reporter

Read interviews with three teams from the event, including Anti-Stigma Award winner, Team Ally. Read More

GE Foundation and CAMTech in Healthcare DIVE

Washington’s daily healthcare industry news source reports about the Opioid Hack-a-thon . Read More.

Hacking the National Opioid Epidemic – Diverse Solutions to a Complex Crisis

MedTech Boston covers the Opioid Hack-a-thon and talks to teams participating in the event. Read More

Boston Business Journal Reports on Opioid Hack Winners

The BBJ recaps the winners at the Opioid Epidemic Hack-a-thon and highlights post-hack awards and the CIP!  Read More

Hacking A Solution To Boston’s Opioid Crisis

WBUR reports on the Opioid Epidemic Hack-a-thon and the different teams participating during the event. Read More

Hack-a-thon yields ideas to combat opioid crisis

Check out this feature from The Boston Globe on the Opioid Epidemic Hack-a-thon! Read More.

Mobile treatment and alerts, anti-stigma innovations among top winners at Opioid Epidemic Hack-a-thon

As the opioid addiction crisis continues to escalate across Massachusetts and the U.S., the GE Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Global Health convened over 220 global health innovators and experts at District Hall in Boston at the Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit Hack-a-thon. Read More

GE Foundation and MGH To Host Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit and Hack-a-thon

Clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, designers, students and others to develop new technologies and solutions that address prevention, treatment and recovery for opioid use disorders. Read More

CAMTech Uganda Global Surgery Hack featured in New Vision

Uganda’s leading daily newsletter reports on the CAMTech Uganda Global Surgery Hack-a-thon in Mbarara. Read More

 CAMTech UGANDA Global Surgery Hack-a-thon

International innovation competition builds mobile applications for trauma, tools to diagnose high-risk pregnancy in the community, and low-cost sterilization techniques.  Read More

Opioid Hack-a-thon featured in The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe reports on the teams and innovations from the Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit and Hack-a-thon.  Read More

The First Mile of Care

CAMTech and GE Healthcare Sustainable Healthcare Solutions discuss the First Mile Discovery Challenge on GE Healthcare’s blog, The PulseRead More

First Mile Challenge featured in Economic Times

The Economic Times of India features CAMTech and GE Healthcare’s First Mile Discovery Challenge. Read More

Elizabeth Bailey guest blogs for IADB

CAMTech Director Elizabeth Bailey writes a featured blog for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) about the Zika Innovation Hack-a-thon and the event winners. Read More

Grand Challenges Canada and CAMTech Support Innovations Addressing Zika

CAMTech and Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, are pleased to announce the award nominees of the Zika Innovation Awards – six prizes of $25,000 (CAD) each that will accelerate the development and commercialization of innovations addressing the Zika public health crisis. The award nominees were announced at the Global Health Security Agenda Private Sector Roundtable, a side event at the World Health Assembly. Read More

News from the CAMTech Pulse!

Zika Innovation Hack-a-thon recap, GCC Innovation Awards, Global Surgery Hack-a-thon applications and more. Check out the May edition of the CAMTech Pulse! Read More

Hack-a-thon at MGH Yields Innovations to Address Zika

In the face of the Zika public health crisis, more than 150 global health experts and innovators came together April 2-3, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for a Zika Innovation Hack-a-thon to develop new solutions to address the spread of the Zika virus and related outbreaks. Read More

Dr. Kris Olson discusses CAMTech INDIA’s work on ETHealthworld

Watch this video from featuring CAMTech’s Medical Director, Dr. Kris Olson, talking about CAMTech INDIA’s diabetes initiative and other healthcare challenges in India.

Hacking the Zika Problem

Over the weekend, more than 100 clinicians, designers, engineers and public health experts gathered at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to present creative solutions to the challenges facing the dozens of countries currently fighting the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Fifteen multi-disciplinary teams presented a range of projects, from a children’s game designed to help eliminate mosquito breeding sites, to new Zika testing methods and an automated larvicide dispenser for water storage containers. Read more from Undark Magazine

Hacking Zika: Solving for an international threat

It’s Sunday morning at MGH’s Richard B. Simches Research Center, where small groups sit huddled around laptops and empty coffee cups, bleary-eyed from a late night of working to address the public health threat that has dominated headlines for the past three months. It’s only a matter of hours before the two-day Zika hackathon hosted by MGH and CAMTech comes to a close . . . Read more from MedTech Boston

News from the CAMTech Pulse!

Zika Hack, CIP news, Global Cancer Hack video and more – check out the April CAMTech Pulse! Read more

Team Fever Finder Featured in MedTechBoston

This past weekend, The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) hosted a Global Cancer Innovation Hackathon at Massaschusetts General Hospital. Over a period of 48-hours, clinicians, engineers and entrepreneurs collaborated to develop affordable medical technology solutions to address cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment in low and middle-income countries. Read More

Hack-a-thon Spurs Innovation for Global Cancer Care

More than 180 global health experts and innovators came together last month to develop affordable medical technologies to address the global cancer burden. Organized by CAMTech,Global Oncology (GO) and the MGH Cancer Center, the Global Cancer Innovation Hack-a-thon convened students, healthcare providers, non-profits, clinical organizations and industry partners for an opportunity that encouraged shared value around one main goal: improving the lives of cancer patients around the world. Read More

CAMTech featured on Radio Rounds

Radio Rounds talks to Elizabeth Bailey and Dr. Kris Olson about Cancer Care through Co-Creation. Listen here

Dr. Kris Olson on Powerful Patient

Powerful Patient interviews Dr. Kris Olson about CAMTech and the Global Cancer Innovation Hack-a-thon. Listen here

Dr. Kris Olson in

Dr. Kris Olson talks to about balancing his many roles as clinician, family man and bee-keeping! How this MGH doctor balances patients at home and medical innovation abroad. Read more

CAMTech & GO blog for MassBio

Pretend for a moment that you are a doctor working in a resource-limited country. When one of your patients complains of throat pain, you discover a tumor within his vocal cords. In order to treat the cancer, you’ll have to remove his larynx (the organ that allows him to speak and breathe). The surgery is successful, but the patient will need radiation therapy in order to stay cancer-free. The problem? In your country, he will likely wait six months or more for treatment. Read more

News from the CAMTech Pulse!

January event re-cap, CIP updates and more – the February Pulse is all new!

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CAMTech INDIA Entrepreneur Bootcamp Helps Innovators Turn Life-Saving Technologies into Reality

The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) at Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health in partnership with InnAccel hosted the CAMTech INDIA Entrepreneur Bootcamp last week in Bengaluru.

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News from the CAMTech Pulse!

The December issue of the CAMTech Pulse is a great wrap-up of 2015!

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CAMTech featured in BioSpectrum

CAMTech Director Elizabeth Bailey speaks to BioSpectrum about CAMTech’s efforts to accelerate medtech development in India. Read more

November CAMTech Pulse

New videos, featured innovators and upcoming events – the latest CAMTech Pulse is out now! Read more

CAMTech on

ETHealthWorld speaks to Elizabeth Bailey about CAMTech’s global health efforts in India. Read more

CAMTech in Financial Times

The Financial Times features CAMTech Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon and winners. Read more

CAMTech Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon Press Release

CAMTech introduces breakthrough solutions for diabetes epidemic in India. Read more

The Hindu promotes Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon

One of India’s largest dailies promotes the Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon at the Indian School of Business. Read more

Open Innovation Platform to Address Diabetes Epidemic in India

More than 200 participants expected at medical technology hack-a-thon to tackle diabetes healthcare challenges in India. Read more

Innovation Award Announced: Nyweza Wins Inaugural AB InBev Global Road Safety Prize

Nyweza is a low-cost device that makes motorcycle taxis – commonly called boda-bodas in Uganda and throughout East Africa where they are prevalent – safer. Read more

CAMTech Uganda Medtech Hack-a-thon and Co-Creation featured in The Observer

Hack-a-thon leads way in affordable health innovation. Read more

3rd Annual CAMTech Uganda Medtech Hack-a-thon spurs global health innovation and co-creation

Mechanical suction, neonatal care and E-Health tools win top prizes in Mbarara. Read more

The Indian Practitioner features CAMTech INDIA Jugaadathon Winners

Family planning and telemedicine take top awards at Jugaadathon. Read more

CAMTech Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon featured in BioSpectrum

Hyderabad gears up for CAMTech’s diabetes hack-a-thon. Read more

CAMTech INDIA Jugaadathon Winners featured in Chemical Industy Digest

Family planning and telemedicine take top awards at Jugaadathon. Read more

Check out the 2nd edition of the CAMTech Pulse!

Jugaadathon recap and New CAMTech Initiatives! Read more

CAMTech Innovation Platform featured in India’s LiveMint

CAMTech sets up co-creation platform for medtech innovation. Read more

Family Planning and Telemedicine take top prizes at CAMTech INDIA Jugaad-a-thon

Check out all the event highlights from the CAMTech INDIA Jugaad-a-thon in Bangalore, India. Read more.