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1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is keyas women diagnosed with breast cancer at a localized stage have a 5-year survival rate of 99%. It is great to see, that more and more startups are entering the breast cancer diagnostics space. Today we’d like to introduce you to some of them.
iSONO has developed ATUSA, a patented 3D ultrasound scanner and AI to perform whole breast scans and localize breast lesions with consistent accuracy matching the best operators using traditional ultrasound equipment.
NIRAMAI has developed an AI powered, non-contact, non-invasive breast cancer screening solution, that is accurate, portable, automated and privacy aware. Their solution uses machine intelligence over thermography images to enable a low-cost solution.
iBreastExam’s sensors accurately assess and identliy tissue elasticity differences between hard and stiff breast tumors versus normal breast tissue. The patented tactile sensor technology was invented at Drevel University and uses Piezoelectric Sensor Array.
Discovering Hands is a European initiative founded by Dr. Frank Hoffmann, a senior gynaecologist, who recognized the unique tactile abilities of visually impaired women in detecting the smallest lumps of breast cancer during physical examinations. Discovering Hands has been training blind women to become Medical Tactile Examiners for the past 10 years
In The Know
Mercer Releases a New Report about Worker and Employer Perspectives on Healthcare in the Workplace (Femtech Insider)
Tampon Wars: The Battle to Overthrow the Tampax Empire (Guardian)
The Star of the Viral Frida Mom Ad Banned from the Oscars Speaks Out (Elle)
Study: Virtual Reality May Help Relieve Pain during Child Birth (Reuters)
Analysis: Why Digital Health Investors Are Falling in Love with Femtech (HIT Consultant)
How Biotechs Can Prove to Insurers They Should Cover New Drugs (Business Insider)
Tech Firms Are Winning the AI Race because They Understand Data. Other Sectors Need to Catch Up (The Conversation)
Health Inequality Greater Than Initially Thought, Report Finds (Guardian)
Should You Offer Fertility Benefits? (HR Certification Institute)
Our Phones Can Now Detect Health Problems from Parkinson’s to Depression. Is That a Good Thing (Vox)
Novartis CEO Who Wanted to Bring Tech into Pharma Explains Why It Is So Hard (Forbes)
Adia is hiring part-time Women’s Health Experts in multiple fields.
Elvie is looking for a Head of Manufacturing.
Univfy is hiring a Fertility Counselor.
Wildflower Health is looking for a Content Manager.
Willow is hiring a Training Specialist.
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