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Old 02-27-2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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"Jack Andraka is a fifteen year old freshman in high school. He developed a paper sensor that could detect cancer in five minutes for as little as 3 cents."

Anyone care to guess what the market price will be?
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Wow! I hope he gets part of the money this will bring in when it hits the market.
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"Jack Andraka is a fifteen year old freshman in high school. He developed a paper sensor that could detect cancer in five minutes for as little as 3 cents."

Anyone care to guess what the market price will be?
Just a wild guess .... but more than double?
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:26 PM   #7
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First, he is probably off on the cost of manufacturing the test by an order of magnitude. Then you have to add in the cost of the lab technician, etc. You still have a method that would be significantly cheaper than the current $800 he mentions.

More important is the claimed improved accuracy and early detection capability.

Most important is the concept of using antibody coated carbon nanotubes. If this works as claimed it is probably directly transferable to any number of medical tests. That is where the real value lies and the kid better have a very good patent lawyer and financial adviser because he will need both.
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First, he is probably off on the cost of manufacturing the test by an order of magnitude. Then you have to add in the cost of the lab technician, etc. You still have a method that would be significantly cheaper than the current $800 he mentions.

More important is the claimed improved accuracy and early detection capability.

Most important is the concept of using antibody coated carbon nanotubes. If this works as claimed it is probably directly transferable to any number of medical tests. That is where the real value lies and the kid better have a very good patent lawyer and financial adviser because he will need both.
Sorry, but did you just tell a 16 year old scientist that has patent lawyers and financial advisers that "he doesn't understand his costs"?


If you read carefully the cost of the sensor is .03 compared to the standard test with ELISA of $800... This excludes what you listed.. it also excludes those costs from the ELISA test.


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Jacks sensor is multiple use, thus lowering the cost per test. A 10x dilution of costs.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:10 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by TheOak View Post
"Jack Andraka is a fifteen year old freshman in high school. He developed a paper sensor that could detect cancer in five minutes for as little as 3 cents."

Anyone care to guess what the market price will be?
Wait till the FDA finds out he found a cure for Cancer. He will then find out what a HUGE business Cancer is.

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