From better neonatal care to affordable and accessible diagnostics, invention-based businesses are addressing health disparities and spurring economic growth.


To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting the groundbreaking accomplishments of three women whose work is helping advance human health care.


Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia is a leader in advancing human health care — and a role model for other women interested in STEM.


Chemical biologist Carolyn Bertozzi is blazing a trail in the way cancer and other diseases may be diagnosed and treated.


Arlyne Simon doesn’t want to be a statistic. She is a biomedical engineer, patent-holding inventor, author, and entrepreneur. Today, that puts her among a very small number of women — especially women of color — but Simon is on a mission to change that.


To commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we’re spotlighting inventors whose work is redefining what it means to be included and reshaping the world so it’s accessible to all.

Jason Grieves, Rory Cooper, and Juan Gilbert are inventing with inclusion and accessibility in mind


At the intersection of empathy and invention, Jason Grieves develops technology that bridges the digital divide for those with mobility or visual impairments.


Dr. Rory A. Cooper is an engineer, a veteran, an athlete and the holder of more than 20 groundbreaking patents in wheelchair and other assistive technology.

Dr. Cooper and his wife, Rosemarie.

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