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I WORKED ON THE LIFEPACK TEAM.

OUR PRODUCT WAS A BACKPACK

CONTAINING BASIC MEDICAL SUPPLIES DESIGNED FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS WHO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE TO CITIZENS IN RURAL AREAS. THE PACK CONTENTS COULD BE CUSTOMIZED FOR A DOCTOR, NURSE, OR LOCAL HEALTH WORKER, AND INCLUDED SUPPLIES RANGING FROM GENERAL MEDICAL CARE (THERMOMETERS, MALARIA TESTS AND MEDICATION) TO EMERGENCY CARE (NEWBORN DELIVERIES).

A CLASS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Technology Commercialization in Developing Countries is a unique global health technology commercialization class taught by Marc Epstein, distinguished research professor of management. The class offers students an opportunity to apply their business school knowledge, learn about business in developing countries, contribute to the alleviation of poverty, and have a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa.

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Using a commerce model and the education and skills of second-year MBAs, students develop commercialization plans for four technologies created by Rice engineering undergraduates. The students work in teams and travel during fall break to truly understand the challenges of finding effective ways to manufacture, distribute, and market products.

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