U of L students create unique life-saving device

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 16, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 17 at 1:01 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Students of the University of Louisville’s MBA program have created an invention that could save tens of thousands of lives every year.

The competition is part of the Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge where student compete against other students and other schools in the nation for a chance at top prize money to start their businesses here in the Louisville area.

Four students who are working towards their masters in entrepreneurship are selling a product called “Vitalung”, a new breath test that can detect lung cancer in its earliest stages.

“Well many cancers are screened annually. For breast cancer there’s the mammogram, for prostate cancer there’s the PSA. Unfortunately lung cancer doesn’t have an annual screening device, so we want to fill that void,” U of L MBA student Bayard Donaldson said.

The competition is part of the Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge where student compete against other students and other schools in the nation for a chance at top prize money to start their businesses here in the Louisville area.

Students participating pitch their products to experts as part of the challenge.
 

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