Warm Up to a Creative Invention Saving Babies


It’s the little things that count in life. And Jane Chen, co-founder and CEO of Embrace Innovations, knows this firsthand. Her company is dedicated to bringing affordable medical innovations to developing countries around the world.

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Photography: Embrace Innovations


Every year, over one million babies die of preventable complications related to low birth weight. Chen co-created the award- winning Embrace Warmer for this very reason, and it’s saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of premature babies (lacking normal body fat to regulate body temperature), simply by keeping them warm. More accessible and affordable than an incubator, the Embrace Warmer is also more safe than other warming methods sometimes utilized in developing countries. This Harvard and Stanford graduate is creating big magic in the medical world by thinking of the small things.

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