Foldscope, a Paper Microscope to Help Diagnose Disease

A pocket-size, paper microscope to help diagnose disease

Innovator: Manu Prakash
Age: 34
Title: Assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University

Form and function: A pocket-size microscope for diagnosing diseases in the developing world. Parts—lenses included—are laid out on a single sheet that can be perforated and folded to assemble the instrument. Approximate cost to manufacture: $1.

    Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.