TECHNOLOGIES IN DEVELOPMENT

Many products introduced into low- and middle-income countries fail because of an inadequate understanding of the factors required for successful utilization. To be effective in low-resource settings, especially at the community level, technologies must meet operational and performance requirements consistent with the community setting and the skills of community health workers who may be the primary users of the technology. We’ve collected many technologies in development that address some of these requirements. We invite you to review these technologies in development and submit comments. Please use the search function to narrow your focus by condition, development status, or keyword. You may also submit a technology.

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Placental Marker for Preeclampsia

Placental Marker for Preeclampsia

CONDITION(S) ADDRESSED: PRE-ECLAMPSIA
  Guiying Nie of the Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research in Australia will develop a new assay to measure a protein that is produced by the placenta during its development, an...Read More
Last Update: 6.28.13
TYPE
STAGE
Early R&D
FUNDING
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Powerfree Oximetry Probe

Powerfree Oximetry Probe

CONDITION(S) ADDRESSED: BIRTH ASPHYXIA
  John Wyatt of Powerfree Education and Technology in the United Kingdom will develop a durable, low-cost pulse oximetry probe for use with a “wind-up” pulse oximeter to monito...Read More
Last Update: 9.13.13
TYPE
Diagnostic
STAGE
Prototype
FUNDING
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
PPH Condom

PPH Condom

CONDITION(S) ADDRESSED: ATONIC UTERUS
Application Designed for clinical or home use in low-resource settings ;   Advantages Low cost; Made from readily available and replaceable materials/can b...Read More
Last Update: 9.13.13
TYPE
Treatment
STAGE
Field/clinical studies
FUNDING
Pratt Pouch

Pratt Pouch

CONDITION(S) ADDRESSED: HIV
  Application: Foil, polyethylene pouch that can store medicine for months   Advantages: Long-term antiretroviral storage; Allows ARVs to be administered as ...Read More
Last Update: 6.28.13
TYPE
Prevention
STAGE
Early R&D
FUNDING
Research in Practice Program (RIPP) and The Provos
Pre-eclampsia sensing strip

Pre-eclampsia sensing strip

CONDITION(S) ADDRESSED: PRE-ECLAMPSIA
  Zhenan Bao of Stanford University in the U.S. will develop a low-cost sensing strip with a diagnostic reader to diagnose pre-eclampsia. The diagnosis is based upon the fact that there is...Read More
Last Update: 6.28.13
TYPE
STAGE
Early R&D
FUNDING
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Proteinuria Self-Test

Proteinuria Self-Test

CONDITION(S) ADDRESSED: PRE-ECLAMPSIA
Application Developed for use in low-resource settings ;   Advantages Test can be self-administered; Extremely affordable and accessible for women in low-r...Read More
Last Update: 10.23.13
TYPE
STAGE
Field/clinical studies
FUNDING
$100,000 from USAID's Department of Innovation
Pumani bCPAP

Pumani bCPAP

CONDITION(S) ADDRESSED: PREMATURITY
Application Designed for use in low-resource district hospitals that have access to oxygen and a reliable power source but do not have ventilator support for infants. ;   Adv...Read More
Last Update: 9.13.13
TYPE
Prevention
STAGE
Field/clinical studies
FUNDING
Howard Hughes Medical Institute; National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance; Saving Lives
Purdue CPAP

Purdue CPAP

CONDITION(S) ADDRESSED: RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME
Application Low-resource hospital setting/flu pandemic situation in the U.S.;   Advantages Fairly low cost; Partnered with Children's Hospital; Collab...Read More
Last Update: 9.13.13
TYPE
Prevention, Treatment
STAGE
Prototype
FUNDING
Rapid fever panel test

Rapid fever panel test

CONDITION(S) ADDRESSED: MALARIA
Application Designed for point of care in low-resource settings;   Advantages Can test for fevers caused by dengue, malaria, typhoid, and Leptospirosis to diagnose th...Read More
Last Update: 9.13.13
TYPE
Diagnostic
STAGE
Field/clinical studies
FUNDING
Rice University Neonatal Oximeter

Rice University Neonatal Oximeter

CONDITION(S) ADDRESSED: PREMATURITY, BIRTH ASPHYXIA
Application Designed for use in low-resource district hospitals;   Advantages Modified from adult pulse oximeter (which are more common and less expensive than neonat...Read More
Last Update: 9.13.13
TYPE
Diagnostic
STAGE
Field/clinical studies
FUNDING
Howard Hughes Medical Institute