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Higia

Higia

Higia produces EVA, a bra insert that uses thermal sensing to detect tumor growth.

Higia is a company that develops bra inserts that can detect breast cancer risk. Higia was established in 2015 by Jose Antonio Torres and Julian Rios Cantu. Higia aims to help women detect breast cancer risk early through a non-invasive process. The company is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

Product

Higia’s bra inserts product, called EVA, is equipped with biosensors that can identify abnormal temperatures in the breast that can correlate to tumor growth. EVA itself is a thermal sensing bra inserts that women can put into sports bras. EVA would need 60 minutes to collect the needed information to generate a report, which the user can access through the mobile application EVA Health App.

Funding

Higia has received a total capital of $5.1 million from 13 investors – 3 among them as lead investors – across four funding rounds since 2017. The company’s most recent financing round was held in October 2018, raising $5 million. Higia has received funding from Sound Ventures, Jessica Livingston, Hummingbird Ventures, Abstract Ventures, and Ashton Kutcher.

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Antonio Torres

Director of Technology



Carlos Pendás

Director of Product Development



Fernando López Martínez

Director of Software



Julián Ríos Cantú

CEO and co-founder



Raymundo González Leal

Director of Artificial Intelligence



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