This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood

Phlebotomy. Even the word sounds archaic—and that’s nothing compared to the slow, expensive, and inefficient reality of drawing blood and having it tested. As a college sophomore, Elizabeth Holmes envisioned a way to reinvent old-fashioned phlebotomy and, in the process, usher in an era of comprehensive superfast diagnosis and preventive medicine. That was a decade ago. Holmes, now 30, dropped out of Stanford…

 

Read more at:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/02/elizabeth-holmes-theranos/

 

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