A US-based team, with two Indians on board, has won $100,000 in fundingat the Duke University’s CUREs competition to develop a device tofacilitate cervical cancer prevention in poorer parts of the planet. The device, cerviScope, is a portable colposcope – an electricmicroscope that gives an illuminated and enlarged view of the cervix,that will cost roughly 95 percent less than comparable technology inUS-based hospitals. Since it is portable, it can be transported inmobile hospital units to benefit patients in remote areas.
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