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Hayat Sindi is cofounder of Diagnostics For All, a Massachusetts nonprofit that designs low-cost diagnostic devices to improve health services in developing countries. She is also president of the i2: Institute for Imagination and Ingenuity, an organization that seeks to engage scientists, technologists, and engineers in entrepreneurship and social innovation. She earned a degree in pharmacology from King’s College in London and became the first woman from the Arabian Gulf to earn a PhD in biotechnology, which she completed at Cambridge University. She has combined her knowledge of biotechnology and pharmacology to aid in the invention of low-cost, portable, and efficient testing mechanisms, such as early breast-cancer detecting devices and paper strips that can be used to test for various diseases. Sindi is a visiting scholar at Harvard University, a senior research scientist for biotechnology at Schlumberger Cambridge Research Centre, and an honorary research fellow at the School of Biological and Chemical Science at Exeter University.



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