SDS Optic has been granted “Women-led Innovation” award at Innovation Radar Prize 2020, a prestigious achievement announced yearly by the European Commission. The competition recognizes the best European innovation and its founder.
The award has been granted for inPROBE – a photonics-based microprobe for a quick and precise breast cancer diagnostic.
Breast cancer is one of the most common form of cancers. Every year more than 1,7mln women are diagnosed globally, with more than half a million deaths. A clear opportunity and chance for these patients is fast and reliable diagnosis, that today is fully based on tissue biopsy and the time consuming histopathology testing.
We can change this status quo with the innovation created by Magdalena Staniszewska, PhD DSc, Co-Founder & CSO of SDS Optic Inc. The inPROBE is a disruptive diagnostics device, offering quick and precise targeted tumor markers assessment.
SDS Optic has received almost €4mln European Commission funding from the SME Instrument Horizon2020 program to run clinical trials and certification of the inPROBE.