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Medical innovation: How a 2-year-old’s pain led to a big idea

Medical innovation: How a 2-year-old’s pain led to a big idea

  •  Date: 07 February 2017
  •  Duration: 01:45

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João Fonseca, CEO and founder of Portuguese company Biosurfit, turned his son’s traumatic blood test 10 years ago into an innovative business. The technology João and his team have developed, spinit, allows doctors to get the results of blood tests in a matter of minutes from a single drop of blood, directly at the point of care. Now, with a EUR 12 million loan from the EU bank, Biosurfit is building a new factory in Lisbon, hiring new people and investing to deliver new test options to doctors. “This loan allows us to develop and attempt to conquer the world in a quicker way,” João says.


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