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October 17, 2016

Looking back on a long and storied history of medical breakthroughs, we’re inclined to remember the discoveries that take the form of lifesaving solutions: penicillin, the polio vaccine, radiotherapy, antiretroviral drugs. Our minds turn almost naturally to the game-changing inventions designed to cure or prevent disease; rarely do they conjure up those that sow the […]

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Company News | January 24, 2017

Gradian celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2016 with a number of milestones. We shipped over 100 Universal Anaesthesia Machines (UAMs) to hospitals in 14 countries; trained hundreds of anesthesia providers; expanded our biomedical service network to cover new territories; and eclipsed 100,000 surgeries supported by the UAM. Nearly half of our placements came from competitive […]

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Company News | January 22, 2017

2016 was a successful year for us as we made major strides in UAM installations and the service and training needed to support them. But as part of our mission, we also recognize the importance of advocating for access to safe, reliable surgical and anesthesia care. Throughout the year, we did just that. Below is […]

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Events | January 11, 2017

Last month, a Gradian team travelled to Yaoundé, Cameroon, to attend the 32nd annual SARANF Conference (SARANF is the French-speaking African Society of Anesthesia and Resuscitation). Every year, the conference gathers a community of anesthesia providers and advocates hailing from over 20 French-speaking African countries and beyond; all are eager to share scientific knowledge, learn from […]

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Company News | January 4, 2017

Anaesthesia, the prestigious journal of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), has electronically pre-published a study of the UAM independently conducted by researchers at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Homerton Hospital in London and the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. In the words of the researchers, “The Universal […]

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Events | December 7, 2016

This week, Gradian went down to Washington, DC to participate in two important global health events. On 7 December, we joined the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine for a committee meeting on “Global Health and the Future of the United States.” The meeting was organized as a platform to hear from leading topical […]

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September 29, 2016

The Wall Street Journal’s Melinda Beck recently covered the topic of healthcare innovation in developing countries, citing Gradian as one of the ventures working to solve this pressing global health challenge. Read the full article here [paywall] and check out our excerpt below! The Challenge of Health-Care Innovation in Developing Nations Creating a low-cost innovation to solve a global […]

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April 8, 2016

In a field like global health, it’s common to be inspired by lofty goals, and nearly just as common to become disillusioned when we come up short. Too often, we prioritize targets over actions, theoretical solutions over practical ones, long-term aims over the short-term grit needed to make them possible. Too often, the only way […]

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