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Maurizio Vecchione supports Bill Gates’ efforts to invent and deploy technologies specifically focused on improving life in developing countries.
He is the senior executive of Global Good, a collaboration between Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures to develop technology that addresses the problems of the poorest people on the planet.
Maurizio is presenting “Global Good: Devices for the Poorest” at the 10x Medical Device Conference in three weeks.
I asked him, “How can the Medical Devices Group help with your mission?”
And he told me about the kinds of inventions and projects they focus on. See http://medgroup.biz/globalgood-homepage
Paraphrasing here, Maurizio explained the poorest countries really have little money to buy life-saving medical devices. And when devices are donated with the best intentions, few hospitals or clinics have reliable power, support logistics, and the doctors or clinicians trained to use them. Appropriate devices for these environments don’t exist or aren’t made – because there’s little profit in them.
To be successful, the devices need to not only be less costly, but also reinvented so they can work in low resource settings.
This is where Bill Gates comes in.
At the 10x Medical Device Conference, Maurizio will ask for your help with the following:
• A ‘call to action’ to medical device developers to direct their talent towards devices that will help the world’s poorest people and significantly change the lives of millions, but have been generally neglected to date
Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good makes no profit on its inventions that serve the developing world. If a device gets commercialized in the developed world, recovers development costs, and generates a profit, royalties may be available to share with the inventors. More likely is the satisfaction knowing your idea became a reality and saved countless lives.
You’re welcome to email me privately or ask questions in today’s comments.
So please see http://medgroup.biz/Global-Good and put your thinking caps on.
Wouldn’t it be great if some real good came of today’s conversation?
Here’s hoping, and thanks for reading.
Meet Global Good’s Maurizio Vecchione at 10x
Recognizing how important outreach to the medical device engineering community is, Mr. Vecchione agreed to give a presentation on May 5 at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley during the 10x Medical Device Conference.
See http://medgroup.biz/About-10x for information and to register.
It’s only three weeks away and the discounted hotel rate expires this Thursday. So if you’re interested, this is the last chance to get in at the lower rate.
We had a strong response for the MDSAP webinar (April 28, 12:00 p.m. New York time) and you can still sign up. It’s free.
See http://medgroup.biz/mdsap to register for the free event.
The webinar will cover the impact of the Medical Device Single Audit Program on Medical Device Manufacturers selling into the USA, Canada, Brazil or Australia.
TÜV SÜD expert Edna Falkenberg will cover:
See http://medgroup.biz/mdsap for the whole agenda.
Make it a great week.
P.S. If you’re in the San Diego area, you can attend the 10x keynote and reception for under $100. See http://medgroup.biz/About-10x
Dr. Lukas Winter
not so sure whether NPE-type companies do much good to the world…
Perhaps he’ll share some of the stories I heard during his talk.
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