our partners make an impact

Please take a moment to learn more about the wonderful organizations and institutions that Lean Med has had the honor of working with over the years. Be it through directed efforts towards pediatric pneumonia or through support in business development, each of these partners has helped Lean Med in its work to make a difference in rural Africa.

We plan to continue to add to this list as we find and work with more organizations dedicated to the idea of social impact!

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.

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.

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