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Non-invasive circumcision device wins top Tech Award

WATCH: Israeli-developed PrePex honored for helping reduce the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.

Pre_Pex HIV circumcision device AFRICA

 

Israeli-developed PrePex, a nonsurgical method of circumcision, is this year’s winner of the Sutter Health Award at the prestigious Tech Awards 2015 handed out by the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. The annual event celebrates those who are using technology to solve the world’s most pressing problems and using technology for good.

PrePex is developed by Circ MedTech, a social enterprise that aims to positively contribute to the global fight against HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.

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PrePex-Pre_Pex HIV circumcision device AFRICA

 

The groundbreaking PrePex method requires no sutures, no injected anesthesia and sees no blood.

 

“PrePex offers a safe and simple non-surgical solution that does not require a surgical setting for implementation. The PrePex device can be utilized by community clinics, and is worn by men seven days, after which the foreskin becomes necrotic and can be painlessly and bloodlessly removed, with minimal disruption to daily activities, ” the award committee wrote about the Israeli device.

More than two-thirds of all people living with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa, according to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.

Numerous studies have shown that circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection in men by at least 60 percent.

PrePex has been used in more than 100, 000 procedures in Asia and Africa.

 

 

 

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Although South Africa’s Department of Health denies that approval of an Israeli circumcision device has been delayed because of pressure to boycott Israel, BDS groups may be targeting individual nurses and More…

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Tzameret Fuerst, co-founder of Israeli start-up Circ MedTech, behind the development of PrePex, claims  to be capable  of providing an effective medical device to do the job. –  CEO Tzameret Fuerst  – The More…

 

Israel21C, by Viva Sarah Press

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