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George Whitesides:
A lab the size of a postage stamp

TEDxBoston 2009 · 16:16 · Filmed Jul 2009
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George Whitesides: A lab the size of a postage stamp
16:16 · Filmed July 2009 at TEDxBoston 2009 · Subtitles available in 20 languages

Traditional lab tests for disease diagnosis can be too expensive and cumbersome for the regions most in need. George Whitesides' ingenious answer is a foolproof tool that can be manufactured at virtually zero cost.

Chemist
In his legendary career in chemistry, George Whitesides has been a pioneer in microfabrication and nanoscale self-assembly. Now, he's fabbing a diagnostic lab on a chip. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxBoston 2009, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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