Full Interview: Frederick Balagadde on Microfluidics

Frederick Balagadde
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This afternoon, Nora talked to Frederick Balagadde. Frederick is a research scientist from Uganda whose personal experience living through Africa's HIV/AIDS epidemic drives his work - work that has the potential to revolutionize health care.

Frederick has developed a computer chip that can run hundreds of medical tests. What once needed an entire lab room can now fit on a chip the size of a postage stamp. Frederick says the technology means the cost of medical tests is cut to a fraction of the price and that they can reach thousands more people in the developing world where the need is great.

A shorter version of this interview will air on the 113th episode of Spark, but you can hear the full, uncut interview if you download the MP3.

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