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Stanford University, Department of Bioengineering

FoldScope: Print and fold microscope

To support refinement of a ‘print and fold’ microscope, the ability to manufacture to scale, and the development of corresponding educational materials to enable effective use by children and adults exploring the microscopic world.

Title: FoldScope: Print and fold microscope
Date Awarded: Oct 2013
Amount: $757,000
Term: 36 months
Grant ID: GBMF3797
Funding Area: Science, Special Projects in Science

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.   

Learn more at the Foldscope website here.


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