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.
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