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Diagnostic Device for Early Detection of Neonatal Sepsis

Karen Wu of Lucerna, Inc. in the U.S. seeks to develop a portable fluorescence-based device for the rapid detection of procalcitonin (PCT), a biomarker of early sepsis. An inexpensive, simple to use and highly durable device can aid in the early detection of neonatal sepsis, a major cause of infant mortality in developing countries.

More information about Create New Technologies to Improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns (Round 6)

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