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AshokaTech Podcast #3 is available
December 21, 2009

Dec. 21, 2009 – The latest edition of the AshokaTech podcast was released late last week. The audio interview features Ashoka-Lemelson Fellow Bright Simons talking about his innovation – a mobile technology that could improve health and safety in West Africa, using an easy-to-use SMS identification system to eliminate the proliferation of fake pharmaceuticals.

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