The Golden Monument: New Heights for Global Health

The Golden Monument: New Heights for Global Health

Collections: Now On Display, Image Award Winners

2024 Award Winner

Jooli Han, Linzixuan (Rhoda) Zhang, Ana Jaklenec, Robert S. Langer

Koch Institute at MIT

Jaklenec and Langer Lab technologies can administer multiple vaccine doses with a single injection, eliminating the need for follow-up boosters. This is crucial in developing countries where up to 35% of children receive incomplete vaccinations.

Pictured is a dissolvable needle (blue) designed to deliver two mRNA vaccine doses: the first dose (pink) releases from the needle tip upon administration, and the second (gold) is encapsulated in a slow-degrading polymer and released one month later for programmed vaccine delivery. 

A glowing column with a gradient of pink to yellow to cyan mounted on a triangular indigo base

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