About Alexander Kiselev
Alexander Kiselev is a programmer, engineer, and hacker who thinks that the best way to continue the rapid rate of innovation in biotechnology and medicine is to open up the field to every garage, hobbyist, and scientist in developing countries. He is working on making open source scientific equipment which cost anywhere from five to ten times less than existing products by reducing the sales and maintenance overhead while increasing automation, integration, and ease of use. Born in Moscow, Alexander immigrated to the United States at the age of 5 and spent much of his childhood tinkering with computers and electronics while spending summers at his mother's biology labs. He has since seen first hand how the cost of even the most basic scientific equipment stifles innovation and makes original research in biology prohibitive to all but well funded organizations.