CerViva Cervical Cancer Test for Women

Our Technology

Cervical cancer kills 300,000 women a year, 1 woman every 2 minutes and as young as 17 years old. In the US, cervical cancer has been on the rise by over 25% and is second to only breast cancer in the number of women it affects and causes death and compromised fertility in. What is more shocking is that cervical cancer is nearly 100% preventable if caught and treated early. So most of these deaths can be avoided if there are tools available for early detection that then allow doctors to take action.

However, the current method of screening women is the Pap smear which is a 90-year old technique that is as accurate as flipping a coin (50%) in evaluating cancerous lesions. As a result, many women are left in the dark about the cancerous lesions they have that go on to become more serious over time and many more are falsely diagnosed as having cancer when they are actually healthy.

Women’s reproductive health is a completely neglected field of medicine, but we can change all of this by developing our flagship cervical cancer screening diagnostic, CerViva, that is accurate, easy-to-use, affordable and transformative in keeping women healthy and cancer free.

Who Are We?

Cervia Diagnostic Innovations (CerviaDx) is a social entrepreneurship company that is devoted to developing a new low-cost, rapid & accurate point-of-care diagnostic for screening of cervical cancer in women of all ages at risk for the disease. These include women who have access to health insurance but need better quality of care, but also the large majority of women around the world who have no access to healthcare including the rural, urban and working poor.

We use our profits to improve women’s healthcare and give access to those who lack it. Our company believes in the triple-bottom line: People FIRST—Planet 2nd—Profits 3rd.

We measure success by the impact we make in helping to produce a better world and not just profits.

What We Want to Do

CerviaDx is a medical technology company using creative innovations to develop a new diagnostic for screening of cervical cancer, the 2nd largest killer of women after breast cancer. We want to produce a disposable unit that similar to a pregnancy test will enable doctors to screen women onsite and get results within 30 minutes as to the presence of cancerous or pre-cancerous lesions.

In essence, our CerViva product will be just 3 steps: 
1) collect sample 
2) transfer to test unit 
3) wait for the result in 30 minutes or less. 

By having an accurate molecular test that is self-performing, rapid, low-cost and can be performed at the point of patient contact, a great biomedical advantage will be had that can improve the quality and access to cervical cancer screening across all populations that need it. Moreover, our CerViva test will be designed to perform across various environmental conditions and be environmentally friendly with no infrastructure requirements, making it ideal for remote field setting such as those in Africa and the Asian sub-continent where the burden of disease is high.

Learn More

You can learn more about cervical cancer, how it affects women globally and what CerviaDx is doing to help in this worldwide issue by visiting our website:http://www.MyCervicalTest.com

You can also follow our Facebook page and “Like Us”http://www.Facebook.com/CervicalCancerTest 

And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter. http://www.Twitter.com/CerviaDx

 

Team

downloadoArzu Karimova
Co-Founder & Women’s Cancer Advocacy Leader

downloadSolomon Nabatiyan, PhD
Co-Founder & Senior Research Scientist

download (1)Diba Salami
Senior Product Designer

 

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$15,642
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Project sponsor
Solomon Nabatiyan

  • Cervical Health Wristband

    Teal and white latex-free silicone wristband promoting cervical health. Inspirational message is inscribed: "Say It, Fight It, Cure It!"

  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Keychain

    This teal & white ribbon keychain is made of a rubber-like substance which makes it flexible, yet extremely durable. 2" Ribbon on a 1" metal key ring. A great way to show your support and bring awareness!

  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Mouse Pad

    Mousepad comes in a design of teal and white cervical cancer awareness ribbons! Made of flexible neoprene rubber with a soft laminated tracking surface, the pad measures 9" x 8".

  • Cervical Cancer Awareness T-Shirt

    100% cotton t-shirt promoting cervical health. You can specify size later on.

  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Baseball Cap

    This khaki cap offers a symbol of hope with its beautifully embroidered teal and white ribbon for promoting cervical cancer awareness. Made of all cotton, this soft, unstructured low profile cap has an adjustable strap.

  • Ankle Bracelet with Swarovski® Crystals

    Fine jewelry for cervical cancer support. This beautiful ankle bracelet is hand-crafted of Swarovski® bicone crystals and sterling silver beads. The anklet is 9" in length with a removable sterling extender that gives an additional 1 and 1/2" of length. A small silver ribbon (teal & white) charm is attached as a reminder.

  • Wrap Bracelet with Swarovski® Crystal

    This contemporary bracelet is made of memory wire wrapped in black tubing creating a beautiful backdrop for Swarovski® Crystals. A teal & white colored ribbon charm dangles from one end of the bracelet. Easy on, easy off! The memory wire keeps its shape and makes it a one-size-fits-all.

  • Sterling Silver Ribbon Bracelet with Swarovski® Crystals

    This stunning 7.5" bracelet is hand-crafted of Swarovski® Crystals and/or Pearls, featuring a sterling silver teal & white ribbon in the middle. Choice of Toggle Closure or Lobster Clasp. This is a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that you will fall in love with. A must-have for yourself, or surprise that special person in your life with this beautiful bracelet. Comes boxed and ready for gift-giving.

  • Choice of three gifts

    Your choice of any 3 TechTreasures listed above and mention of special support on our website.