A group of students from Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University have recently received the support of the Digital Food and Drug Incubator for their participation in the FDA's Hackathon Contest, which aims to develop technical projects in food, medicine and appliances, as well as medical products to solve the challenges facing the sectors.
The Hackathon included the participation of nearly 100 teams, as 12 teams have qualified for digital food and drug incubator, which included two teams from Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University in the field of medical devices and laboratories.
The first team included three students from the College of Pharmacy, namely: Yasmine Turki Al-Anzi, Raghad Abdullah Al-Kanhal and Raghad Khalid Al-Maas, for creating an application that calculates the surplus of medical devices for each hospital to benefit from in other hospitals.
The second team included two students from the College of Pharmacy, namely: Amal Ali Al-Ashak, Amj'ad Yahya bin Aatin, and a student from the College of , Nouf Al-Jarallah, for creating a smart system located in the emergency department (early detection rooms) linked to biometrics, height, weight, and measuring blood sugar as well. The system plays an important role in the priority of entering critical cases by classifying (ABC) for the patients most needed to treatment.
In this regard, the Dean of the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Najla bint Abdullah Al-Tuwaijri, praised the University's efforts to support the skills of students both at the research and self-development levels.