Archive: 29 Jul 2019

Margarita Salas Falgueras

European Inventor Award 2019 – Lifetime Achievement

Margarita Salas Falgueras (ES) Invention: DNA amplification for genomics Spanish scientist Margarita Salas Falgueras invented a faster, simpler and more reliable way to replicate trace amounts of DNA into quantities large enough for full genomic testing. Her invention based on phi29 DNA polymerase is now used widely in oncology, forensics and archaeology.