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-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.
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.
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!
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-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
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
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 ETHealthworld.com 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
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
Dr. Kris Olson in Boston.com
Dr. Kris Olson talks to Boston.com 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
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.
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