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Creation of a Highly Stable Pulmonary Surfactant Replacement

Joanna Long of the University of Florida in the U.S. will work to develop thermally and chemically stable pulmonary surfactant formulation for the treatment of respiratory distress syndrome. If successful, this new synthetic pulmonary surfactant can be easily transported as a dry power and reconstituted in remote clinics to help decrease infant mortality rates.

More information about Create New Technologies to Improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns (Round 5)

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is part of the Grand Challenges partnership network. Visit grandchallenges.org to view the map of awarded grants across this network and grant opportunities from partners.