Vyas Ramanan, Hertz Fellow, Receives Grant to Develop Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Deliver Vaccines

September 24, 2013

From Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST)
Optimizing Immunization Systems: Delivering Vaccines with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Congratulations to HST MEMP students Justin Lee, Adam Pan, Vyas Ramanan, Nikhil Vadhavkar, and Andrew Warren, working under Prof. George Barbastathis, have received a Round 8 Global Challenges Exploration Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The team will be using this $100,000 grant to develop unmanned aerial vehicles for developing world countries that can be deployed by health care workers via cell phones to swiftly deliver vaccines to hard-to-reach locations.