Only about half of patients comply with the preparation for colonoscopy screening. The colonoscopy prep is difficult for patients - the viscosity and taste of the preparation mean that patients have difficulty ingesting it. What if there were an alternative? Bubblyte makes preparation for gastrointestinal imaging easier and more likely to be completed.
Phuong Nguyen’s project has been granted a provisional patent, and she and fellow student Darnell Cuylear are working on prototypes.
This project received a National Science Foundation I-Corps (Innovation Corps) Program Award. For more information on the I-Corps program to foster innovation among university scientists and engineers, visit http://loborainforest.com/icorps/