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Firms receive $100,000 National Cancer Institute grant to develop a biophotonic non-invasive cervical cancer product. The device uses biophotonic technology to locate cancers and precancers by analyzing light reflected from the cervix. The process distinguishes between normal and cancerous tissue by detecting biochemical and morphological changes at the cellular level. Early clinical studies show that the device detected 31% more cervical precancerous lesions than conventional Pap tests, according to the companies

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