CATCHING UP WITH THE PRESENT

In an article by Bill Gates in the New Statesman, he makes a really interesting point about how medical innovation has only just begun to target those at the bottom of the economic pyramid…

Innovation, and all the talent and energy that goes with it, is still generally driven by the rich west. For all its brilliance [just look around you] it is often misdirected. Bill Gates has said “We were stunned by the underfunding of innovation targeted at the needs of the poor.” Well us too…

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Brilliant but misdirected

Fred Hollows brought affordable microscope surgery to the world and drove down the price of IOLs. In that same bold spirit we’d like to introduce… Arclight – a simple solution to long felt wants and one that can address a crying need.

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