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Harvard Announces the President’s Challenge Winners, Doling Out $100K to Socially Conscious Teams BostInno — While Livio Valenti was working for the United Nations in Cambodia, Tufts University professor Fiorenzo Omenetto was developing technology that stabilizes vaccines using silk protein.
What Omenetto discovered was the silk matrix provides greater stability, eliminating the need for cold-chain transport.
Upon entering Harvard, Valenti took a Commercializing Science course. It was there he shared Omenetto’s story, along with his experience in Cambodia to the rest of the class.