Lecture 2 Notes: Research Skills
how to motivate parents and teens for vaccinations?
Community-based and/or school-based delivery?
Best age for max coverage?
Alternative dose schedules?
Additional health interventions to be provided?
Lecture 5 Notes: Charcoal Distribution
Charcoal creation and distribution process (amongst the very poor):
Charcoal manufactured via manual labor; requires at least 6 days of work
Charcoal sold to distributor, who sells it to people who will sell it in lo
Lecture 4 Notes: Death by Sickness
200,000 new cases per year
28,000 deaths per year
>1 million prostate biopsies per year
$1 billion market for prostate diagnostics
Doctors cant do lab tests in their office; this is a time-consuming and complex p
Lecture 3 Notes: Aerosol Formula
Reviewers criticized the method and refused funding because:
polymers cannot be synthesized (81)
polymers will react with their drug (83)
polymers are fragile (85)
polymer-drug system would be toxic (86)
Lecture 1 Notes: Intro to Course
Topics to cover:
- Infectious diseases
- (see slides)
Overview of the website; review of the class schedule for the semester
Clarification of expectations about projects: students are encou
Lecture 6 Notes: Device Lifespan
Works with doctors on innovations; about 2/3 of revenues come from products
developed within the last 2 years. Device lifetimes of about 18 months.
Does most of its manufacturing in the U.S.; 31/35 manufacturing facilities
Lecture 10 Notes: Investment Debts
Mission: invest debt and equity in early stage ventures in the health, water, housing and
energy sectors that provide the poor with innovative products and services that can
materially improve their welfare and dignity.
Lecture 8 Notes: Scientific Challenges
o HIV suppresses/destroys key immune system
cells o Retrovirus; infection is forever
o Natural immunity doesnt clear
virus o Unmatched in virus
o Traditional approaches are not feasible
Lecture 9 Notes: Beneficiaries
AIDS epidemic reversed the steady upward life expectancy trend that had been going on
since 1950 in many undeveloped countries.
Cancer is a truly global problem: present and deadly in countries of all levels of
Lecture 7 Notes: Public Sector Influence
The next best thing to having a market is creating one.
Public sector purchases products.
o Builds markets for existing products
o Strengthens delivery systems
Stable, growing funding attracts innovators