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International Health: Opportunities for Open Source Biotechnology in Underdeveloped Countries

Google talks hosts Guido D. Nez-Mujica who presents a talk on Science, Innovation and entrepreneurship in developing countries, specifically in Venezuela, where he is from. Conditions there are very different than in many technologically developed economies. Politics, logistics and legal issues can create drawbacks or can be treated as advantages. He believes that open source models could thrive in underdeveloped countries such as Venezuela and create successful examples of private initiatives. The presentation is less of a detailed analysis, and more of a personal perspective and account of the experiences in his lab with a current project: A kit for Chagas disease diagnostic, plus an overview of the general situation and the opportunities it offers.
Tech Talks @ Google, http://research.google.com/video.html

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