Florinda Coro

Florinda Coro is a PhD student at the Research Centre Enrico Piaggio and the department of Ingegneria dell'Informazione at the University of Pisa in Italy. She received the bachelor and master’s degree in biomedical engineering from University of Pisa in 2017 and 2021. During her master's degree she spent two periods abroad participating in two summer schools aimed at the collaborative design of open-source medical devices in Nairobi (Kenya) and in Kampala (Uganda) in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Her research activity is currently aimed at developing open-source medical devices for low-middle income countries with a special focus on an in-vitro diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of the malaria disease. Her interests range from design, mechanical and electronic prototyping to regulation with the target of making safe, appropriate and affordable medical devices accessible to everybody