Our vision is to transform cervical cancer screening worldwide
Preciva is developing electronic screening tools to give every woman an equal chance to live free of cervical cancer. We are an impact-driven company that will measure our success not just by our profits but by our contribution to improving women's lives: reducing deaths, increasing access to cervical cancer screening and care, and creating expanded job opportunities and life choices.
Our primary goal is to provide access for every woman to accurate and affordable cervical screening and diagnosis. In low-income countries, financial, geographical, and cultural barriers limit access to cervical cancer screening. This results in high rates of preventable deaths. At the other end of the spectrum of care, women in high income countries often receive intensive follow-up and treatment for minor abnormalities, an approach which has physical, psychological, and financial consequences for patients, communities, and health-care systems. With better tools for screening and monitoring, treatment could be avoided without negative consequences. Preciva addresses both of these challenges through the development of new screening and diagnostic tests which are more accessible, more accurate, and designed to help women understand their results and participate in decisions about their care.
Our premise is that sophisticated technology for examining cervical tissue can produce the highest quality results in worldwide settings, independently of existing infrastructure. Starting from this point, our products are designed for thoroughness of sampling, accuracy of analysis, simplicity of use, and ease of manufacture. Preciva intends to transform the diagnosis and treatment process so that women are able to make informed decisions based on non-subjective information that they can monitor over time. We seek partnerships with individuals and organizations that share the goals of advancing personal health autonomy and eliminating different standards in health care for rich and poor communities.