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

Aug. 28, 2012 10:00 am

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 has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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