Science Project National Winners



1st place
Plainview Old Bethpage Middle School - Plainview, NY
2018 Toshiba ExploraVision Winner 4-6, Plainview, NY
Lauren DiPierri, Johanna Kim and Lindsay Hamburger
Plainview Old Bethpage Middle School -- Plainview, NY

The CFAST- Cystic Fibrosis Absorbant Sponge Technology

Our new technology, the CFAST (Cystic Fibrosis Absorbent Sponge Technology), battles Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease afflicting 30,000 people in the United States alone. Patients with Cystic Fibrosis produce excess mucus that covers vital organs, making it both hard to breathe and process important nutrients. CFAST is a medical patch containing nanosponges. The nanosponges will enter the body through nanoneedles on the adhesive skin side of the patch. The nanosponges will travel to the vital organs and absorb the correct amount of mucus. This will leave a healthy balance lining the patient's organs. A software application on the patient’s phone monitors and records the functioning of the nanosponges. This will keep the patient informed, safe, and healthy. With the CFAST you can “C the mucus fast!”

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