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I have decided to do my research on Dr. Seema Prakash from India. She invented Glass Bead Liquid Culture technology. This technology uses glass beads to culture plant tissue and is more cost effective than the typical method of using Agar as a medium. It was designed to allow farmers to clone particularly high yielding or disease resistant strains of plants.

I have been doing a lot of research online and have found very little information. I think the fact that Dr. Prakash is still living and working in her field has left very little available resources. I have contacted Dr. Prakash directly and she has agreed to answer my questions about her experience as a female inventor in India. I am also researching the current cultural climate for women in India in technology fields. I am excited about the opportunity to add to the available information about female inventors.


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