Healthtech startup Niramai makes breast cancer screening safe and low-cost

Despite a number of preventive solutions for the early detection of breast cancer, one out of every two women diagnosed with breast cancer in India fail to make it. What’s more, only three percent go for regular breast health checkups in the absence of a non-invasive method of examination. Nidhi Mathur Geetha Manjunatha (CEO) and Nidhi Mathur (COO) founded Niramai, a ‘Non-Invasive Risk Assessment with Machine Intelligence’ solution for early detection of breast cancer that is safe, non-touch, radiation-free, and low-cost. “Our method of breast cancer screening can detect tumors five times smaller than what clinical examination can detect. With our solution, women of all age groups can undergo frequent screening without any side-effects,” says Nidhi. Considering it is far less expensive and does not require heavy equipment, this solution is ideal for smaller towns where affordable healthcare is still a rarity. Mammography works only for women over 40 and increasingly there has been a prevalence of breast cancer among young women, which makes a solution like this a welcome one. Manish Singhal of Pi Ventures, who invested in a seed round in Niramai, tells YourStory that whenever he has spoken about the startup to doctors, the response has been…


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