Invention

A lab the size of a postage stamp: George Whitesides on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

Traditional lab tests for disease diagnosis can be too expensive and cumbersome for the regions most in need. George Whitesides’ ingenious answer, at TEDxBoston, is a foolproof tool that can be manufactured at virtually zero cost. (Recorded at TEDxBoston, July 2009, Boston, MA. Duration: 16:16)

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