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Dean Kamen (of DEKA Research and Development Corporation, Manchester, NH, USA)

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DEKA Research & Development Corporation is a company based in New Hampshire, founded in 1982 by Dean Kamen, consisting of nearly 400 engineers, technicians, and support staff. The name DEKA is derived from Dean Kamen's name. The company is located in a series of old Amoskeag Falls Millyard buildings in Manchester, New Hampshire. DEKA's mission is "to foster innovation." Dean Kamen was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 2000 by then President Clinton for inventions that have advanced medical care worldwide. In 2003, his "Project Slingshot," a cheap portable water purification system, was named a runner-up for "coolest invention of 2003" by Time magazine. Dean Kamen appeared on The Colbert Report showing off his water purifier by dumping Doritos into a red liquid, and having it purify the red liquid into a clear colorless pure water DEKA is a major sponsor and strategic partner of FIRST, also founded by Dean Kamen. DEKA was a microdispensing contractor for the development of Coca Cola Freestyle.

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