Prof K. VijayRaghavan, the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India said

“I am very pleased to have been associated with the Foldscope initiative of the Department of Biotechnology since it’s inception.  I believe that this Frugal Science will truly transform the science landscape of the country. It will open up a wonderful new “microcosmos” to the students of India and tap a realm of school students by training them in research from a young age, thus gearing up the country for tackling the future challenges of science in the country”.