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Frederick Balagadde:
Bio-lab on a microchip

TED2010 · 6:11 · Filmed Feb 2010
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Frederick Balagadde: Bio-lab on a microchip
6:11 · Filmed February 2010 at TED2010 · Subtitles available in 27 languages

Drugs alone can't stop disease in sub-Saharan Africa: We need diagnostic tools to match. TED Senior Fellow Frederick Balagadde shows how we can multiply the power and availability of an unwieldy, expensive diagnostic lab — by miniaturizing it to the size of a chip.

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TED Senior Fellow Frederick Balagadde invented the micro-chemostat, a first-of-its-kind, dime-sized piece of transparent plastic that can orchestrate the behavior of living cells. Full bio
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