SubQ Assist

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, $20,000

Long-term forms of contraception are generally preferred by both governments and women around the world, but they require more advanced training to administer, making it a challenge to provide access to them in low-resource settings. This team is developing an assistive medical device that dramatically reduces the training required to administer subcutaneous contraceptive implants. The device ensures accurate insertion of the contraceptive implant and minimizes the risk of incorrect placement.