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July 15, 2019

DIV Funds Duke University's Pocket Colposcope, a Device That Will Improve the Accessibility of Cervical Cancer Care

More than 85 percent of cervical cancers occur in women in low- and middle income countries. Early detection and treatment can prevent up to 80 percent of these cancers when it is affordable and accessible. With funding from DIV, Duke University is conducting an implementation study in Peru with a new screening, diagnosis, and treatment protocol that improves the accessibility and affordability of cervical cancer care.

This new protocol is centered around the Pocket Colposcope, a handheld microscope and imaging device for the cervix developed by biomedical researchers at Duke University and 3rd Stone Design. Traditional colposcopes are stationary devices that can cost tens of thousands of dollars. The Pocket Colposcope costs just $500 and enables more women to access care that will improve their chances at life.


January 28, 2019

Innovator Digest #8

Learn more about DIV and its innovators in the eighth and most recent DIV newsletter, released in January 2019.


January 24, 2018
Innovator Digest #7

Learn more about DIV and its innovators in the seventh DIV newsletter, released in January 2018.


November 21, 2017
Innovator Digest #6

Learn more about DIV and its innovators in the sixth DIV newsletter, released in November 2017.


July 27, 2017
Innovator Digest #5

Learn more about DIV and its innovators in the fifth DIV newsletter, released in July 2017.


May 24, 2017
Innovator Digest #4

Learn more about DIV and its innovators in the fourth DIV newsletter, released in May 2017.


March 28, 2017

Innovator Digest #3

Learn more about DIV and its innovators in the third DIV newsletter, released in March 2017.


February 3, 2017

Innovator Digest #2

Learn more about DIV and its innovators in the second DIV newsletter, released in February 2017.


November 16, 2016

Innovator Digest #1

Learn more about DIV and its innovators in the first DIV newsletter, released in November 2016.