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Falls Church Teen Competes for Virginia

Virginia Bio and the Virginia Bioscience Foundation have named Justice High School’s, Andrew Tran of Falls Church as the winner of the 2020 Virginia BioGENEius Challenge, the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research and innovation in the biotechnology field. As the Virginia BioGENEius finalist, Andrew will attend the 2020 BIO Digital Conference, where he will engage with leading companies, scientists and innovators currently transforming the scientific landscape in order to gain invaluable insights into an industry making significant contributions to the world.

Andrew’s project was titled “Opidroid: A Fully Autonomous, Dynamic Opioid Administration Platform for Targeted Postoperative Pain Remediation”. The project was selected by an independent panel of volunteer judges representing the Virginia Bio membership.

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