SIB Medical Technologies thinks it can reinvent colon cancer detection.
The Wayne State University spin-out is developing a medical device that could become the simpler and cheaper option for colon cancer screening. The technology preserves tissue samples in a liquid solution rather than with heavy, bulky cryogenic materials, which could allow for home screenings.
“It’s a much smoother process to screen for colon cancer,” says Adham Aljahmi, co-founder & COO of SIB Medical Technologies.
Aljahmi and Sagor Bhuiyan, both juniors at Wayne State University, are working to develop the technology. They currently oversee a team of five people that are working to launch a pilot study of the technology this fall.
SIB Medical Technologies is currently working the Blackstone LaunchPad business incubator for Wayne State University students in Midtown and theTechTown business accelerator in New Center. SIB Medical Technologies recently scored $5,000 in seed capital from the Warrior Fund, which it will use to secure the patent on the technology and conduct market research.
“We both (Aljahmi and Bhuiyan) have interest in science so we decided to go for it,” Aljahmi says.