Whether through directed efforts towards pediatric pneumonia or support in business development, each of these organizations has helped LeanMed in its work to make a difference in rural Africa.

Philips Healthcare

Philips Respironics is a division of the multinational corporation, Philips, and delivers innovative technology solutions to help individuals manage sleep and respiratory diseases.

For LeanMed’s Fast Track program, Philips supplied their EverFlo oxygen concentrator and UltraFill filling station.

In 2021, LeanMed signed a technology licensing agreement with Philips for the global use of their oxygen compression technology.

LifeX Labs

Founded in 2018 and located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, LifeX Labs is a life science startup accelerator focused on providing early stage companies with the necessary support, resources and ecosystem. They operate as both an accelerator and incubator, providing services in consulting, training, and networking.

Aside from Lean Med, their current portfolio includes such companies as Duo Oncology, Noctem, and Vascor.


This global medical technology company manufactures noninvasive patient monitoring technologies, medical devices, and a wide array of sensors. Their Signal Extraction Technology helps clinicians monitor 200 million patients in healthcare settings around the world.

For LeanMed’s Fast Track program, Masimo will be supplying their Rad G pulse oximeters.

Goal Zero

Goal Zero seeks to provide portable solar and power energy solutions for individuals to use anywhere. After a revelation while in the Dominican Republic of Congo, their founder sought to empower those in poverty to run sustainable businesses. Their first product delivered a light system to rural African communities that had never had power.

LeanMed and Goal Zero find common ground in their use of solar-power and their roots in empowering low-income countries with new technology. For our Fast Track program, Goal Zero will be supplying their

Shishi International

Based in Uganda, Shishi seeks to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by providing quality and affordable life-saving equipment in the form of their OxyLife splitter. This product allows multiple patients to receive individually adjusted oxygen flow rates from a single source and can be used in low- and middle-income countries.

H.E.L.P. Malawi

H.E.L.P.’s mission is to develop the pathway for children living in rural regions of Africa to become integral members and leaders in society through quality education. H.E.L.P. is committed to cultivating the academic potential of each child through a comprehensive range of opportunities in primary school to prepare students for the next level of education, and to support those efforts through secondary and tertiary school scholarships.

Every Breath Counts

The Every Breath Counts global coalition of UN agencies, businesses, donors and NGOs have committed to supporting governments in 10 countries with some of the highest burdens of pneumonia. The 40 members provide support to close the critical gaps in pneumonia prevention, diagnosis and treatment, which could save hundreds of thousands of child pneumonia deaths each year.

Lean Med has been a member of the Every Breath Counts Coalition since 2018.

University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute

The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute is the University’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. The Innovation Institute strengthens the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at Pitt and is eager to facilitate and support entrepreneurial initiatives across the university and beyond. It also invites alumni, entrepreneurs and industry partners to collaborate with our faculty and students to help achieve societal impact through commercialization.

Idea Foundry

The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute is the University’s hub Founded in 2002, Idea Foundry is a Pittsburgh-based, non-profit economic development organization dedicated to job creation. With over 200 companies and projects in their portfolio that have generated over $1B in direct economic impact, Idea Foundry is a regional pioneer in hands-on business development, technology transfer, and global efforts.

Duquesne University

Lean Med has been fortunate to build a relationship with Dr. John Viator: Department Chair of Duquesne’s John Rangos School of Health Sciences, and subsequently the bioengineering program. Duquesne University teaches its students the foundations of bioengineering, as well as the process behind medical product design and development. The latter is accomplished through its upper-level design and capstone courses.

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