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Legatum Center awards seed grants

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Legatum Center at MIT awards seed grants to assist student teams in developing for-profit enterprises in a low-income country. With the funding for this summer's projects, the center will have awarded more than 100 Legatum Seed Grants since the program's inception in 2009.

This year's awardees include Team Quantamerix: Stephanie Yaung and George Xu, studying at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Quantamerix is working to provide more accessible and widespread testing for newborns in China. Their proprietary technology provides quantitative results without requiring a separate device to read the result from test strips. Read more...