If you’re interested in how microfluidics can be applied to global health, check out the upcoming World Health Medical Technology Conference at Boston University on May 17th. While there are many types of technology that can be applied to global health problems (see entries for MIT’s $100K Business Plan Contest Development Track as examples), it’s striking that all three companies mentioned on the conference site are related to microfluidics. No coincidence, either, since microfluidics offers the potential for low-cost implementation of assays that would normally be too expensive in resource-limited countries.
Speakers from Global Health Technology Companies include:
Dr. Una Ryan – President and CEO, Diagnostics for All
Dr. William Rodriguez – CEO, Daktari Diagnostics
Dr. Anita Goel – Chairman and CEO, Nanobiosym