Physics and medicine collaboration wins federal Patent for Humanity Award

Physics professor Robert Brown, recipient of Patent for Humanity Award

A collaboration led by physics professor Robert Brown and international health professor Brian Grimberg has won national recognition for a portable malaria detection device with the potential to transform diagnosis and treatment of the disease in developing countries.  The team is one of four recipients of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent for Humanity Award in the category of medicine, and will be honored later this month at a White House ceremony.

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