Thursday, December 18, 2008

Good deeds done dirt cheap ...

Microfluidic technology has a variety of application in health diagnostic, environment monitoring and quality control. For the most part, the preparation of the chips are not cheap, making the technology relatively inaccessible. But this may change, thanks to a group from Harvard, who created a microfluidic device using little more than paper and sticky tape.

Talk about awesome. How far is this from the market is still unknown but the group promised that profits from the product be channeled to help developing countries manufacture and utilise said product.

Somehow, I'm rather skeptical of that. But hey, didn't someone told me to be less cynical? I'm waiting to be proven wrong here.


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