CBID innovation selected as one of 21 solutions in USAID effort to Combat Zika

August 10, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today 21 potentially game changing solutions to mitigate the spread and impact of the Zika virus.  These award nominees underwent a rigorous review process, and have been selected for accelerated development, testing and deployment.  In April 2016, USAID launched the Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge to invest up to $30 million in groundbreaking innovations from around the world to both address the current Zika outbreak and improve our ability to prevent, detect, and respond to future infectious disease outbreaks. In just nine weeks, USAID received nearly 900 submissions from across the globe in response to the Challenge. Following a rigorous review process, twenty-one potentially game changing solutions to mitigate the spread and impact of the Zika virus were selected for accelerated development, testing and deployment.  Read the entire press release.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design