Jack Andraka (center), a 15-year-old student from Maryland, came up with a paper sensor that detects pancreatic cancer 168 times faster than current tests. It’s also 90% accurate, 400 times more sensitive, and 26,000 times less expensive than today’s methods. In short: It’s a lot better.
I am proud of the kid, very much so. The medical industry should be ashamed that a teenager in 2012 creatively destroyed existing protocols with a PIECE OF PAPER!