The development is there, but it still needs to be tested some more before commercial partners can get involved. Ticea said: “Being in the lab really reinforced what I already knew. That scientific research involves dedication, determination, long hours and a deep-rooted love for the field that makes sacrifices worthwhile”. Well we sure are glad that she got into that lab.
Ticea’s test won the first place in the British Columbia 2014 Regional Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge. If this test really ends up working and sells, I hope they give this girl more than some ribbons. Also, the fact that a 15 year old developed a test for HIV shows us that youth is being educated. They know about HIV and some of them actually think about it. So, thank you Nicole. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for this test.