Innovation - $500 dialysis machine

When 17 year old Anya Pogharian saw a $30,000 price tag for a conventional dialysis machine she was so shocked that she decided to make her own dialysis machine which she did at a cost of $500.

She volunteered in the dialysis unit at Montreal General Hospital. The time spent in that unit inspired her with the idea of trying to devise a dialysis machine affordable to patients in developing countries. She built a prototype which her school selected for entry into the Montreal Regional Expo-Science fair. This lead to Provincial science fair and finally the Canada Wide Science Fair where she was awarded bronze. 

Read more on her site Dialysave

Read her interview with Fortune here


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