Selected products from the MarkPap® pipeline are now available for licensing in the US and abroad. Interested parties, please contact the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here for licensing in India, as an example.
We are now offering two products for immediate licensing:
BioSciCon's Universal Adapter
BioSciCon's Universal Adapter is a small mechanical utility tool designed to connect any microscope with any mobile device (basic cell phone camera, smart phone, tablets) to help capturing and storing microscopic digital images of the specimens from the microscopes at the Point-of-Care (POC), and transmitting them to distant medical institutions for instant evaluation and diagnosis (Mobile Health).
This is a low-cost adapter which can connect any cell phone camera with any microscope. The design is unique and distinct from all other commercially available products for the same purpose. It is designed to simulate human hand movements, allowing precise movements in 4D for proper adjustment and calibration, it is portable, interchangeable and "universal"- can be applied on any microscope and any cell phone camera.
The BioSciCon's Universal Adapter design assures high quality microscopic images, e.g., "diagnostic images" to be captured, stored and wirelessly transmitted to a distant place, allowing specialists to provide correct diagnoses.
Primary application of the Universal Adapter is in medicine/healthcare, bringing everyday routine diagnosis of microscopic specimens to POCs (pathology/cytopathology, hematology, microbiology, parasitology, intervention radiology, dermatology). Broader application in medical research and education, as well as high school education.
Targeted markets are microscope manufacturers, manufacturers of mobile phone cameras (any type, size and model), manufacturers of accessories to connect optical and digital imaging devices, providers of services for using local and worldwide IT communication between mobile phone cameras and other IT devices. Both markets (microscopic adapters and cell phone accessories) are fast growing globally, with 4-5 billion total value.
With a quality adapters cell phones may become "doctors in the pocket" in the rapidly growing Mobile Health (M-Health) field, which is considered the future of global health.
BioSciCon has been engaged in the development of microscopic adapters for wireless telecytopathology since 2008 in the context of its main project, development of tools and services for mass cervical cancer screening worldwide. Several prototypes have been developed and tested for feasibility. The most recent is affordable for low-resource areas where it is most needed. For more information , please visit other pages of this Web Site. The new model was also announced in Hopkins News, June 2012.
MarkPap® Self-Collecting Vaginal/Oral Specimen Kit™ and Test for Cancer Screening
Pap test is the best life-saving preventive test for cervical cancer. The disease is preventable and curable IF detected on time. Unfortunately about 25% of American woman and million of women in the developing world cannot have this test. Globally, at average, only less than 10% have this screening prevention and more than 300,000 women die in 21st Century.
Uncomfortable invasive test (pelvic exam), non-accessibility (women live in rural remote regions), culture sensitivity (some women are not allowed to visit gynecologist) and the cost are important factors for not having the Pap test. BioSciCon conducted a survey in 2012 in the Washington Metro Area and 95% of women would rather take a sample in the privacy of her home, even if she has a Pap test available.
This is the reason that we developed a simple, low-cost vaginal/oral MarkPap® self-collecting kit.
The Patent is pending. Please visit MarkPap® Self Image Gallery.