Breast Cancer Detection Sensor Developed at Drexel Receives Grant From Pennsylvania Department of Health

Published on Friday August 24, 2012

Professor Wei-Heng Shih, in conjunction with affiliated faculty member Dr. Wan Shih in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, and Dr. Ari Brooks, chief of surgical oncology at Drexel's College of Medicine, has received a $878,422 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) program to further commercialize and clinically validate a sensor to aid in the early detection of breast cancer.

“Intelligent Breast Exam” (iBE™) uses piezoelectric finger technology to glean more accurate information from routine breast examinations. After a series of clinical tests it could become a valuable tool for physicians in the early detection of breast cancer.   UE LifeSciences Inc., a Philadelphia-based startup, licensed the technology in 2010.

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