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UC San Diego startup Worldcare Technologies receives award for plans to bring low-cost HIV viral load monitoring to resource-limited countries

The student team, which is advised by Dr. Davey Smith, Co-Director of the UC San Diego Center for AIDS Research, has won first place in the National Academy of Engineering's Global Grand Challenges Summit business model competition! Congratulations!!!

 

The team recently incorporated as Worldcare Technologies, a public benefit corporation. Their goal is to take their advances all the way through clinical trials, manufacturing and distribution to make real-world impacts with the devices/technologies they are designing to monitor the effectiveness of HIV treatment in low-resource areas of the globe.

 

Kirk Hutchison (BS History ’18) is CEO, Worldcare Technologies. He is shown here with his team, third from the right.

 

Learn more about UC San Diego Global Ties, the National Academies, and this prestigious award.