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Chennai-based Biotech firm gets grant to improve Tuberculosis Medication Compliance

XCode Life Sciences, a Chennai-based biotechnology start-up, announced that it received a $30,000 grant from Grand Challenges in Tuberculosis Control (GC-TBC) programme to deliver an out-of-the-box mobile innovation to enhance TB medication adherence.

The GC-TBC programme is an initiative by IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad, in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to identify, fund, and nurture technology driven solutions that will assist TB control.

Xcode has been awarded the $30,000 grant to deliver their out-of-the-box innovation “health signals”, a mobile education system that aims to improve TB medication adherence, by connecting peer educators and caregivers from local communities with TB patients.

 

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James Watson
Xcode is a pioneer in personal genomics, focussed on enabling personalized preventive healthcare. We are dedicated to empowering physicians, wellness professionals and customers with the most validated, accurate and actionable genomic information to positively impact and improve their client's health and quality of life.