A startup that fights against cancer

Project description

CerviScan is a digital microscope created in 2017 that allows for collecting, enlarging and analysing biopsy lamella (cells or liquid of cysts and lymph nodes) in order to detect female cancers. Printed in 3D (for 90% of its components), the small device works on battery, which allows it to be useful even in rural zones commonly non-electrified. It consists of a unique camera linkable to a computer or a smartphone, where real-time images can be visualised and saved, so that specialised doctors can examine them and establish diagnoses. CerviScan is part of the Global Innovation and Creativity Space (GIC Space), a telemedecine programm developed by the MIT, mainly linking partnerships with local health centres willing to support its deployment in rural zones.


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Project summary

  • Organization CerviScan, Massachussets Institute of Technology
  • Location Cameroun
  • Creation date 09/05/2019
  • Project category eHealth
    • Mobile application

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