The Tel Aviv startup has developed hardware and software that can turn any digital camera into a tool for detecting cervical cancer

By Aviva Gat

More than 250,000 women die each year from cervical cancer, but many of those deaths could be prevented if diagnosed early and correctly. Israeli-startup MobileOCT has designed a product it says can solve this inability to diagnose cervical cancer by turning any digital camera or smartphone into a cancer detecting device.

The company has built a compound lens that can capture data required for diagnosing cancer. The lens can separate the superficial tissue layer from the deeper layer to asses tissue composition. While the company is focusing on cervical cancer right now, the technology could be used for skin, GI, oral cavity and for general surgical endoscopy.

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