Summary List PlacementDr Asel Sartbaeva
Even before COVID, immunizations prevented between 2 and 3 million deaths a year. Our reliance on cold-chain supply means transporting vaccines is challenging.
In countries where there is no infrastructure or electricity, about a third of the vaccines are lost and one in five children are left vulnerable to life-threatening diseases.
Dr Asel Sartbaeva invented a method of thermally-stable vaccines called ensilication, which are stable at room temperature, meaning they can be distributed to the developing world more easily.
In ensilication, a protective layer from an inorganic material, silica, is grown on the surface of a vaccine to make it thermally stable. This technology is being used to support efforts to ensure poorer countries can access COVID vaccines.
Sartbaeva is a lecturer in chemistry at the University of Bath and voted Woman of the Year in the 2021 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.
Elizabeth Tweedale is a computer scientist, architect, author and entrepreneur.
She is the founder of Cypher, a coding schools in the UK for children aged five to 12. A mother-of-three, Tweedale launched Cypher in 2016 with a particular desire to inspire girls into coding.
To date, Cypher has taught more than 2,000 children, half of whom were girls. Over the last year, Cypher launched its live online classes in response to the pandemic, selling out within hours of release.
Tweedale is trying to grow Cypher’s reach in the UK and the US. It currently offers online camps along the East Coast of the US and now has students from Kuwait, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Juliet Bauer was chief digital officer for NHS England from 2016 to 2019, in which she overhauled its patient-facing digital service.
Now, Bauer is UK managing director of digital healthcare company Livi, where she has secured access for more than 5 million people to remote general practitioners through Livi’s partnership with the Britain’s National Health Service.
It has facilitated vaccine texts enabling more than 20 million people to receive vaccinations and reached an audience of more than 32 million patients at 67% of the UK’s general practices.
Melissa Snover developed Goody Good Stuff, a vegan, allergen-free gummy range in 2010. Within 18 months, this was selling in more than 40,000 stores.
She sold it to Cloetta, a Swedish public company, making it the youngest brand to ever be sold to a European PLC. Snover then developed the world’s first 3D food printer, approved by the FDA in the US and FSA in the UK, in 2015.
She created “Nourish”, the world’s first 3D-printed nutritional product, having first piloted the product on BBC investment pitching reality show “Dragon’s Den.”
In 2019, Snover raised £2 million ($2.7 million), the most ever raised by a solo female founder in UK seed round history, for its parent company Rem3dy Health.
Hester La Riche
Hester Le Riche is the CEO of Tover, a healthcare company that helps people with cognitive challenges, including dementia.
For her PhD at Delft University, she combined industrial design engineering with clinical psychology. Hester explored how games and “purposeful play” could help patients with dementia.
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Source:: Business Insider
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