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The importance of open and frugal labware

Expensive equipment is often considered a prerequisite for good science. But the development of technology that is affordable and accessible to many could help promote a greater diversity of scientific thinking.

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Fig. 1: Open labware for soft electronics and robotics.


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This work was supported by the European Research Council Starting Grant ‘GEL-SYS’ (grant agreement no. 757931) and a start-up grant of the Linz Institute of Technology (grant agreement no. LIT013144001SEL).

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Drack, M., Hartmann, F., Bauer, S. et al. The importance of open and frugal labware. Nat Electron 1, 484–486 (2018).

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