Jose Gomez-Marquez is a medical device designer at Little Devices. He
is co-inventor of the Aerovax Drug Delivery System, a device for mass
delivery of inhalable drugs and vaccines to remote populations and the
X out TB program, which aims to increase TB therapy adherence in
developing countries using novel diagnostics and mobile technology.
Recently, the group has developed the MEDIKit, a series of design
building blocks that empower doctors and nurses in developing
countries to invent their medical technologies.
Jose serves on the European Union’s Science Against Poverty Taskforce
and has participated as an expert advisor in the President’s Council
of Advisors on Science and Technology. He is an instructor of MIT’s
D-Lab: Health, a course on designing global health technologies at
MIT. Jose is a 3 time MIT IDEAS Competition winner, including two
Lemelson Awards for International Technology. In 2009, Jose was selected to Technology Review’s T35, which also named him Humanitarian of the Year. In 2011 he was named a TED Fellow. Born and raised in Honduras he currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.