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Millions of people suffer and die each year in developing countries from causes that humanity has the scientific and technical ability to solve. Global Good is a collaborative effort between Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures to address this. We take on some of humanity’s toughest problems through the power of invention by drawing on resources normally reserved for commercial pursuits in the developed world.

Global Good combines IV’s unique invention prowess with the expertise of leading humanitarian organizations, forward-looking governments, and commercial partners that share our vision. Together, we invent, develop, and deploy commercially-viable technologies that improve life in developing countries.


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Controlling Citrus Disease with the Photonic Fence

Photonic Fence isn’t just for mosquitoes. IV Lab also sees a promising future in agriculture for the technology, where diseases transmitted by insects can devastate crop production.

Inventing for Developing World Dairy Farmers

Global Good’s Manan Shukla, who recently sat down with the African publication Rural Reporters, discusses how invention can address some of the challenges faced by small-scale farmers in the developing world.

Behind the Breakthrough: Courosh Mehanian

For our Behind the Breakthrough this week, we’re profiling Courosh Mehanian, a Principal Research Scientist at Global Good and the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory.

Global Good Inks Manufacturing, Distribution Deal with Worthington Industries

Deal makes AI ShieldTM globally available, increases impact of artificial insemination efforts and increases overall local market growth for cattle farmers.

A “Star Wars approach” to the Battle on Zika

Arty Makagon, Technical Project Lead for Photonic Fence – IV's laser-based, mosquito-killing technology – discusses the role lasers could play in limiting the spread of Zika and other pathogens spread by flying insects.

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