PATH Program

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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  1. A health care worker at the Dominique Health Center in Pikine, Senegal provides family planning support and counselling to patients. Photo: PATH/ Gabe Bienczycki.
    October 19, 2023

    Advancing innovations in women's health through policy advocacy

    Innovative solutions for women’s health needs are critical to saving lives and advancing gender equality, but underfunding and inefficient regulatory systems leave millions of women unable to access high-quality, affordable products. How can advocates change the landscape?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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