over 7 years ago by ishtar

Which problem are you trying to solve?

According to the WHO more than 1 million people are infected by a STD every day, the problem is that most of them do
not present symptoms, which makes us all potential carriers.

How are you going to solve the problem?

Developing a medical device which facilitates sexually transmitted diseases early detection, in a practical, private,
non- invasive and low cost way.

What is the impact of your project?

Non-invasiveness and pain at the time of taking a sample, current methods use blood or swab samples, with our device
people will have privacy when they get tested in a not painful way.

How can the project be manufactured in the OpenLab?

We consider that in the OpenLab we can find the tools and talented people to help us to develop our project. That would
be an unique experience, full of knowledge and support.

Describe your project in detail

We have been developing the project since January 2017 with our own money and currently we have an MVP. Now, we are
validating our technology and looking for initial investment. We have support from health institutes, universities and a
clinic laboratory like University of Veracruz, National polytechnic institute and National Institute of Epidemiology
which are helping us to carry out the device validation and research protocol. Our proposal is better than what
currently exists because it offers people privacy and security which they can not get in a laboratory. An specialist
has to brush the cérvix or urethra which is painful, our test detects through urine so it will be unique in the market.
. Our MVP detects specifically Chlamydia through urine, however, it could be scalable to all other sexually transmitted
diseases. Regularly, people do not get tested because it is expensive, they are afraid or feel shame. Providing the
tests in an accesible way to the general public gives more people the opportunity to check in time and take action in
case of a positive result.
An easy to use device could propitiate constant check-ups in millions of people.


Omarhasayn89 over 7 years ago
A wonderful idea ... Early detection of diseases helps a lot in treating them ... But I have some questions .. Is the
result of the examination immediately? .. Will it be the same accuracy of laboratories? .. Are there safety procedures
in the case of using the device to more than one person?
ishtar (Submitter) over 7 years ago
@Omarhasayn89 Yes, the result of the examination takes 3-5 minutes. It's not the same accuracy of laboratories,
yet. We are working on that. The device is individual and one-time use. Just for one person. As the pregnancy test is.