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Why these citizen-scientists are launching a nonprofit maker lab focused on health

“Bio is the new black.” (Or — perhaps to Brooklyn health product entrepreneurs — the lucrative hue of biotech is actually gold).

For nearly three-years here in “Techreative Brooklyn,” I’ve studied the elements of the tech/bio/med revolution-in-the-making in our own unique borough.

Just consider these synergistic moving parts:

  • The booming 3D-printing sector (think MakerBotVoodoo Manufacturing, etc.)
  • The flood of novel startup ways and means (think Kickstarter)
  • The powerful new modes in digital media (think Huge)
  • Public-private partnerships (think Brooklyn Tech Triangle)
  • Economic development organizations (think Brooklyn Navy Yard)
  • Higher-ed combines (think Education Innovation Network)
  • Biotech campuses (think BioBAT)
  • Health incubators (think SUNY Downstate Biotech)
  • The world’s first DIY bio lab (think Genspace)
  • The “team-hacking” of the real world (think Brooklyn coworkers, incubators, accelerators, meetups and maker spaces)
  • Revolutionary life-science DigiFabricators (think OpenTronsModern MeadowOpenBCI)

Innovative players — like these

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