Whitney Bills Approved for ORCA Project

Undergraduate Whitney Bills recently received approval from BYU to pursue an ORCA project, RAPID. ¬†Described on ORCA’s website, we have an excerpt here: “Due to the large number of chemicals and mixtures in worldwide commerce and the laborious process of testing them, we still know very little about the endocrine disrupting capabilities of most chemicals. Back in 1996 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), aware of the growing concern of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC), mandated that potential chemicals be tested.The normal process in testing for EDCs is labor intensive, costly, and requires highly specialized instrumentation and training. The purpose of this project is to optimize a newly developed fast, inexpensive EDC biosensor, termed Rapid Adaptable Portable In-vitro Detection orRAPID¬†so that it can be used in human blood and urine.”

Whitney Bills Approved for ORCA Project