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UE LifeSciences: state awards $800k for radiation-free breast cancer detection research

Development of a noninvasive, radiation-free breast cancer detection device moved forward last week, thanks to a state grant, Drexel University announced in a press release. The state’s Department of Health awarded Malvern-based pharma startup UE LifeSciences Inc. $878,422 for development and testing of the sensor, known as the Intelligent Breast Exam. UE LifeSciences licensed the technology […]

A rendering of the Intelligent Breast Exam device. Photo courtesy of UE LifeSciences via Newsworks.

Development of a noninvasive, radiation-free breast cancer detection device moved forward last week, thanks to a state grant, Drexel University announced in a press release.

The state’s Department of Health awarded Malvern-based pharma startup UE LifeSciences Inc. $878,422 for development and testing of the sensor, known as the Intelligent Breast Exam. UE LifeSciences licensed the technology in 2010, but the technology for the device was originally developed by Drexel researcher Dr. Wan Shih who was diagnosed with breast cancer years after she began working on the project.

Shih has recovered and continues to work on the device.

For more coverage, listen to this story on Newsworks.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technically Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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