Anemo Check's technology to improve the accuracy and affordability of testing for anemia around the world won first place in the 2013 Ideas to SERVE (I2S) Competition at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.
Open to all Georgia Tech students and recent alumni, the I2S competition involves innovative business concepts that could help improve society or preserve the environment. The finals were held on April 10 following a poster showcase on April 5.
Erika Tyburski, who earned her BS at in biomedical engineering in 2012, leads Anemo Check. "I myself have mild anemia, so it made perfect sense for me to work on solving this problem," she says. "Thirty percent of the world will experience anemia at some point this year and most of the time anemia is completely curable if diagnosed in time."
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