Adriel Sumathipala

A Multi-Biomarker Diagnostic for Cardiac Disease:Rapid. Portable. Ultra-Low Cost.

Adriel Sumathipala, USA Finalist, 16-18

Cardiac disease is the leading cause of death in the world and responsible for 1 out of every 3 deaths in the US, more than all cancers combined. Easily accessible cardiac diagnostics are needed for patients to manage lifestyle changes, the best treatment for the disease. However, current standard diagnostics are expensive, run infrequently, lab-based, and target a single biomarker. I have developed a multi-biomarker diagnostic that is simple, rapid, ultra-low cost, and portable.