Los Angeles Business Journal

Fund Launched to Make 'Star Trek' Device a Reality

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

BlackBerry inventor Mike Lazaridis is the latest techie trying to build a real-life medical tricorder, a fictional handheld device on "Star Trek" that enables users to quickly diagnose ailments, the Los Angeles Times reports. Lazaridis is starting a $97-million quantum technology fund that wants to commercialize technologies from research labs that he's been funding.