Indian American Invents The World’s First ‘Smart Tampon’ To Detect Women’s Diseases Without A Lab

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Indian American entrepreneur Ridhi Tariyal teamed up with Stephen Gire, a scientist to invent the world’s first ‘smart tampon’, simultaneously fighting the cost and awkwardness of testing for women’s health issues. These include cervical cancer, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and uterine fibroids. You need a blood test for these – and it turns out there’s enough blood for monthly testing – in a woman’s periods. Instead of just just being a women’s hygiene product, a tampon could also be a piece of tech to test for ‘biomarkers’ that indicate disease.

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