Don’t kill the chicks

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Worldwide, every year, the poultry industry kills 3.2 billion chicks right after hatching; as they are male they will never produce eggs and are thus useless for the industry. Biologist Wouter Bruins set up a company during his studies that develops a technology to determine the gender of eggs, making the killing of chicks obsolete.

Biologist Wouter Bruins set up a company during his studies that develops a technology to determine the gender of eggs, making the killing of chicks obsolete. A year later, still in his studies, he set up a second company, which develops a reliable, sensitive diagnostic tool to test Malaria in the field in developing countries. This will improve health care for a very large number of patients currently without proper diagnostics and will aid in the eradication of Malaria.

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