The cost of healthcare is astronomical and shows no sign of stopping. While many people toss their hands in the air and surrender, there are promising, innovative individuals putting their collective minds together to deliver medical services to those in need. If these small pockets of good Samaritans can make such a difference on the planet, imagine the possibilities if everyone banded together for the common good. Here’s a peek at only a few of the positive forces of change that are out there.
Watsi, formed by Chase Adam, Jesse Cooke, and Grace Garey, was formed for the sole purpose to make healthcare services accessible to those in need. It’s a crowdfunding platform and it raises money to provide vital medical care to patients around the world in developing nations. Organizers strive to identify pressing concerns and round up donations on an ongoing basis.
Nanoly focuses on immunization transportation. Created by Nanxi Liu and Ting-Ting Zhou, it is motivated by the need to make inexpensive vaccinations accessible to people around the world. They are currently hard at work to create a method involving nanoparticles to preserve vaccines without the need for refrigeration. This will have a major impact on impoverished regions with a lack of medical facilities.
Bo Fishback and Cory Berkland put their heads together by working improvements in control-delivery release systems. Orbis Biosciences works on projects from adding microbials to meals for US service members to provide them with healthier meals, to pills that don’t have a terrible taste and vaccines that actually contain a follow-up dosage, they’ve devised new methods for people to take medications.
Founded by Jack Copeland and Marvin Slepian, the doctors of SynCardia have been hard at work when it comes to matters of the heart. They’ve designed an artificial heart that works as a complete heart replacement. This groundbreaking device has an external power source. As a result, patients are no longer forced to stay in the hospital while an artificial heart is in place.
Daniel Kivatinos and Michael Nusimow aim on providing healthcare providers with easy access to billing, medical records, technology, and office resources through the use of the web. Dr Chrono is blazing a trail in making connections between doctors and patients.