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Gates Foundation Grants to Condom Projects


Gates Foundation Grants to Condom Projects

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation challenged scientists earlier this year to build a safer condom that would be more pleasurable to wear and encourage more consistent use to prevent HIV infections and unplanned pregnancies. Last month the philanthropy gave $100,000 grants to 11 of the more than 800 applicants. Successful projects will be eligible for additional funding of as much as $1 million.

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Leiber is Small Business editor for Businessweek.com, Entrepreneurs editor for Bloomberg.com, and covers small business for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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