The project BLUE STAIN was the winner of the 1st Prize in the category of "Business Plan 2014" of the ARRISCA C contest.
The award was presented on February 20 in a public ceremony presided over by the Rector of the University of Coimbra.
The winning team was constituted by teachers and researchers of CESPU: Fernando Ferreira, Paula Melo, Eduarda Novais and Hugo Prazeres.
The innovative method of diagnosing oral cancer was developed by the "startup" TageTalent.
The BLUE STAIN project resulted from the need to materialize a research project in a business idea. Aims to promote diagnostic solutions type "point of care" and provide simplified diagnostic procedures that can reach everyone with high quality standards.
Blue Stain solution consists in a "kit" for diagnosis of cancer, particularly in oral, which enables immediate collection and analysis cells of the human body. It's fast, non-invasive and painless. The innovation of Blue Stain is that, currently, there is no solution for early diagnosis of diseases of the oral cavity.