Pål NyrénOnline since: 2013/04/09 - Last update: 2013/05/28
Swedish researcher Pål Nyrén and his team invented pyrosequencing ? a far faster, less complicated and cheaper method to sequence DNA strands. The combined advantages of lower costs and greater speeds has revolutionised the study of the building blocks of life, and is giving researchers new avenues for pursuing personalised treatments and cures for life-threatening diseases such as cancer.
Bruno BergeOnline since: 2013/04/09 - Last update: 2013/05/28
The liquid lens, a revolutionary optical device invented and patented by French physicist-cum-entrepreneur Bruno Berge, is shaking up the market for optical instruments. Based on liquid changing its shape when current is applied, this innovative lens enables better, cheaper and smaller optical devices and is already used in a wide range of products, including ID readers (such as barcode or passport readers) and industrial cameras.
David GowOnline since: 2013/04/09 - Last update: 2013/05/28
Scottish engineer David Gow is the inventor of the world’s first bionic hand. His revolutionary prosthetic arm and hand with mechanically operable fingers allows the wearer to move individual fingers and perform complicated grips. In the three years since its release, the iLIMB Hand has been fitted to more than 1 400 patients worldwide, including war veterans and children with congenital limb defects.