World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day In these trying times, it is important to remember that COVID-19 is not the only devastating lower respiratory infection out there. Pneumonia is still a leading infectious cause of death, with over 2.5 million deaths every year. For this reason, even during this global pandemic, World Pneumonia Day will be held thisContinue reading “World Pneumonia Day”

Lean Med joins LifeX Labs

LeanMed Joins LifeX Labs We of Lean Med are proud to announce our entrance into the portfolio of LifeX Labs! LifeX Labs is a science startup accelerator focused on providing early stage companies with the support, resources, and ecosystem they need to be successful. Founded in 2018, LifeX Labs is a Pittsburgh accelerator that hasContinue reading “Lean Med joins LifeX Labs”

COVID-19 and the Need for Medical Oxygen

COVID-19 and the Need for Medical Oxygen Coverage of the COVID-19 response has highlighted the need for medical oxygen and the shortage of ventilators occurring across the world. While these shortages are important, what has gone overlooked is the impressive infrastructure of medical oxygen systems in developed countries. It is thanks to these systems thatContinue reading “COVID-19 and the Need for Medical Oxygen”

Open Letter on Access to Medical Oxygen

Open Letter on Access to Medical Oxygen The COVID-19 pandemic has had a terrible impact on the welfare of nations across the globe. While all nations have been able to respond to COVID-19, not all responses are equal. This is the case in low- and middle-income countries, where access to medical treatments is lesser thanContinue reading “Open Letter on Access to Medical Oxygen”

Pitch Day for UnitaidExplore

Pitch Day for UnitaidExplore Lean Med has made it to the final round of judging for the 2020 UnitaidExplore Challenge. This year, the challenge concerns innovations designed to increase access to oxygen therapy. For the final round, Lean Med participated in Pitch Day on April 24, and is currently awaiting the final decision. The UnitaidExploreContinue reading “Pitch Day for UnitaidExplore”

Coronavirus exposes Africa’s oxygen problem

Coronavirus exposes Africa’s oxygen problem While Lean Med is working on its own solution to the oxygen concerns in Africa, we also like to promote awareness of these concerns to the general public. Of course, we are far from the only individuals or entities working to spread this information. For that reason, we at LeanContinue reading “Coronavirus exposes Africa’s oxygen problem”

Winners Announced for DNVC!

Winners Announced for DNVC! Duquesne University has announced the winners of the 2020 Duquesne New Ventures Challenge (DNVC). Lean Med came in 3rd Place out of over 70 applicants with their solution for increasing access to oxygen therapy in rural areas of developing nations. The DNVC is a business competition designed to support local entrepeneursContinue reading “Winners Announced for DNVC!”