Olivia Hallisey, a 17 year old girl who designed a low cost, portable test for Ebola, is the grand prize winner of the 2015 Google Science Fair.
Hallisey's diagnostic for the Ebola virus offers results in less than 30 minutes and allows for rapid detection even when patients lack any symptoms.
The design includes a silk-containing card that stores Ebola antibodies for up to a week without refrigeration.
Hallisey, a 17 year old junior at Greenwich High School in Connecticut, told CNBC's "Power Lunch" Tuesday more about her methodology.
"Up to 90 percent of victims will die without early diagnosis and medical intervention. Current detection methods are expensive, time-consuming and utilize complex instrumentation and chemicals that require uninterrupted refrigeration. My device will allow for shipment and storage without refrigeration, and provide detection of the Ebola viral antigens based on color change in as little as 30 minutes."