Elizabeth Holmes at TEDMED

After dropping out of Stanford in 2003 to set up Theranos, a diagnostics company which makes it easier to run tests on a single drop of blood, 30 year old Elizabeth Holmes has been on a mission to remove the high costs associated with disease detection in blood diagnostics using better and lower cost technology. The new entrant to the Forbes 400 list as the youngest female self-made billionaire, the founder and CEO recently spoke at TEDMED 2014 on the importance of enabling early detection of diseases before the symptoms are apparent using new diagnostic tools.

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