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Medical Devices and Health Technologies

We develop and advance high-impact, innovative medical devices and technologies to improve the health of families living in low-resource communities. Our end-to-end product development process mobilizes multisector partnerships to accelerate access to sustainable health products and solutions.

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64 Articles
64 Articles
64 Articles
  1. Microarray patches are a groundbreaking, needle-free technology PATH is advancing to increase access to lifesaving vaccines and other essential medicines. Photo: PATH.
    February 9, 2023

    Swapping needles for patches could improve vaccine equity

    Microarray patches are a groundbreaking needle-free technology that could radically transform how vaccines are administered, but equitable access is far from guaranteed.

  2. Elizabeth Mbengue is a pharmacist at the Pharmacie Bakh Yaye in Thies, Senegal. Photo: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki.
    September 2, 2022

    Cold chain investments vital for essential medicine delivery

    Integrating heat-sensitive medicines within the vaccine cold chain can improve access to and delivery of lifesaving care.

  3. The bag-mediated filtration system (BMFS) created by PATH and the University of Washington.
    August 24, 2022

    New tool detects poliovirus hiding in the environment

    PATH and partners created a simple device that could accelerate polio eradication and help researchers track SARS-CoV-2.

  4. PATH Product Development Engineer Erin Rowand prepares a freeze-preventive vaccine carrier for testing in PATH’s environmental test chambers. Photo: PATH.
    July 26, 2022

    Breakthrough vaccine carrier solves an invisible challenge to vaccine potency

    Freeze-preventive vaccine carriers ensure vaccines stay cold enough without freezing—especially critical when transporting vaccines to remote areas.

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    January 13, 2022

    Celebrating innovation, design, and impact at Living Labs Open Day

    “We aim to accelerate health innovations to design solutions that have a high impact in service delivery and anticipated higher success rate. There is a need to move from a place of merely creating solutions and imposing them on the people who use them to a place where solutions are co-created collectively with the users.” — Dr. Joseph Kayaya, lead product manager at PATH Living Labs

  6. Examples of Autodisable AD syringes Photo. PATH..jpg
    November 22, 2021

    The syringe shortage, explained

    As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, low- and middle-income countries are facing a massive syringe shortage. PATH experts unpack the causes and implications.