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EPO – Finalist 2015 Lifetime Achievement – Microchip-sized blood analysis system, Andreas Manz

Andreas Manz (Switzerland)

Invention: Microchip-sized blood analysis system

Doctors once had to wait weeks for blood work to return from a laboratory to diagnose patients. Thanks to Swiss analytic chemist and nanoscientist Andreas Manz, 58, today there is technology that takes all of the chemistry equipment of a lab and shrinks it onto a microchip-sized wafer – allowing for immediate, point-of-care diagnostics that could one day save millions of lives in impoverished or remote areas.

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