Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Too young to compromise and too naive to understand limitations. Bravo to young Jack Andraka (age 15) and his sensor for the detection of pancreatic cancer (commercial production is still 2 years from delivery). His sensor for mesothelin ( a protein present in people with pancreatic cancer) is:
168 x more rapid
>400X more sensitive
>26,000 less expensive (3 cents)
…….than current tests for pancreatic cancer.
No more “guess and check”.
and an UPDATE: