Jack is a fifteen year old freshman in high school. He developed a paper sensor that could detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in five minutes for as little as 3 cents. He conducted his research at John Hopkins University. This research could change the face of cancer and promote early detection. He has been selected as the Intel 2012 ISEF winner and has won awards at multiple national and international mathematics competitions.
In preliminary tests, Andraka’s invention has shown 100 percent accuracy. It also finds cancers earlier than current methods, costs a mere 3 cents and earned the high school student the 2012 Intel Science Fair grand prize.
This kid is the Edison of our times. There are going to be a lot of light bulbs coming from him.
Dr Anirban Maitra, Johns Hopkins University
The Baltimore Sun