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    Jason Kang

    BHSI Fellow; Co-Founder & CEO, Kinnos

    Jason Kang is the co-founder and CEO of Kinnos, Inc., which works to raise the standard of infection prevention when it comes to protecting healthcare workers, patients, and the general public. Their first product, Highlight, was a grantee of the USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge. A patent-pending additive to disinfectants that’s now used by HazMat and biosafety units, it has been field-tested by NGOs in Liberia, Guinea, and Haiti.


    Prior to Kinnos, Kang served as vice president of engineering at Jibon Health Technologies, where he invented a low-cost medical device to treat postpartum hemorrhage. The device was awarded a $250k Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge seed grant by USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, UKAID, and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was brought to clinical trials in Bangladesh.


    For his innovative work in global health, Jason has served as a two-time delegate at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, was named to Forbes “30 Under 30: Healthcare” list, serves as an AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador, and is a Fellow of the Kairos Society. His work has been recognized with the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize and at the Collegiate Inventors Competition and Columbia Venture Competition, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Scientific American, and PBS NewsHour.

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