Building a better condom grabbed the headlines, but Philadelphia came strong in the latest round of grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Researchers at Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University each won $100,000 to make the developing world healthier. All three are now eligible for follow-on grants of up to $1 million.

  • Penn's project tackles rare tropical diseases;
  • Jefferson's project is a rabies vaccine/contraceptive for dogs;
  • Drexel's project builds low-cost tools for subsistence farmers in Thailand.

We'll have a profile of the Drexel project later today. (Update: You can read that story here.)

Here is the full list of winners.