Innovation Days in Kenya

Martin Thuo, COMPASS Deputy Director, explains to the President of Kenya, H.E. William Ruto, how complex hydrophobic particles on paper, made with COMPASS for bio-sensing, can render its amphiphobic allowing us to make affordable diagnostic kits from locally available materials.

NSF COMPASS partner in Africa, the University of Mauritius, held an opening ceremony for the Center for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research (CBBR) led by Archana Bhaw-Luximon, PhD. New laboratories will be performing COMPASS research.

NSF COMPASS Deputy Director, Professor Martin Thuo from North Carolina State University, held discussions with the CEO of the National Research Fund in Kenya, Professor Dickson Andala, on developing a funding strategy for our partners in Kenya.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. 2243104.

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