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TEDGlobal: Revolutionising medical technologies

Jose Gomez-Marquez is the program director for the Innovations in International Health i

Last modified: 13 Jul 2011 15:11
Jose Gomez Marquez, speaking at the TEDGlobal 2011 TED Fellows Talks in Edinburgh, Scotland. [James Duncan Davidson/TED]

Jose Gomez-Marquez is the program director for the Innovations in International Health initiative at MIT, and was selected as a TED Fellow for 2011.

Gomez-Marquez is a medical device designer who creates medical health technologies for people in developing countries.

Noting that medical donations from developed to developing nations do not usually work out of context, he works to create solutions.

One of these is the Aerovax Drug Delivery System, a device for mass delivery of inhalable drugs and vaccines, and "Lego" kits that allow medics on the field to put together mobile labs.

Gomez-Marquez explains here how these toys are being used to develop innovative technologies.