Teenpreneurs Ep. 10: Detect oral cancer early with this 18-yr-old's invention

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Bengaluru-based Nikhiya Shamsher started working on cancer research way back in Grade 9. Three years later, she's still making breakthroughs. Her invention, QuickPuff, is an early risk detector of oral cancer and pre-cancer, identifying a biomarker in your saliva. It's been tested on 500 patients and is priced at Rs 38. Shamsher, who will start university at Stanford next year, talks about what it took to get here, and where the project still needs to go, on this episode