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Prof Prashant Jha

Prof Prashant Jha is an editor, inventor and serial entrepreneur who trained in medicine, bioengineering, product design, computer science, strategy and innovation management. He serves as the Professor of Health Innovations in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London and heads the affordable medical technologies division at the School of Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences. As a serial entrepreneur, he has set venture-backed businesses in the domains of vaccine delivery, personalized oncology, internet services, education technology and medical devices over the last fifteen years.


He has co-invented eight medical devices in the areas of stress urinary incontinence, haemorrhoid surgery, labour monitoring, stroke detection, pulmonary medicine and diabetes management. He has adjunct appointments at medical, engineering and business schools in Japan, Australia, India and Europe - with whom he works to create a global ecosystem for developing low-cost, high-impact medical devices. As a medical editor, he serves as the Senior Editor for The BMJ and is the co-founder and editor of BMJ Innovations, the world's first medical innovations journal focused on devices, diagnostics, and digital health.

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