There is nothing more important than our health—and several entrepreneurs are leading the charge to promote global health access and services. In 2011, Nanxi Liu and Ting-Ting Zhou founded Nanoly, which strives to improve immunization transportation. The company is developing ways to provide cheap, effective and safe delivery of vaccines to the world. Nanoly is developing a nanoparticle based chemical shield that allows vaccines to survive without refrigeration. According to the World Health Organization, 26 million children are not immunized and are exposed to disabilities or premature death. 2.1 million people die each year from vaccine preventable diseases.

Marvin Slepian and Jack Copeland founded SynCardia in 2005—and they are focused on producing the total artificial heart, which is the only complete heart-replacement device approved by the FDA. More than 400,000 people die of heart disease each year, and more than 3,000 people are awaiting heart transplants. SynCardia is developing more portable, long lasting power supplies in an effort to get FDA approval for a permanent heart replacement.

To learn about other health entrepreneurs to keep an eye on in 2013 and their endeavors, check out the infographic below!

Influential Health Entrepreneurs of 2013
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