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Published on Nov 18, 2015
PrePex is a laureate of the 2015 Tech Awards in the Sutter Health category. PrePex, the only non-surgical device for male circumcision, was selected as an innovation that benefits humanity out of more than 300 submitted applications.
Receiving the award at the Tech Awards Gala event, November 12th, 2015, San Jose, California is Eddy Horowitz, CEO and Adi Kadussi, Marketing and Communications Manager at Circ MedTech Ltd., manufacturer of PrePex.
The Tech Awards, a signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation, honors international innovators who apply technology to confront humanity’s most urgent challenges.
Despite the World Health Organization and UNAIDS concluding that voluntary medical male circumcision can reduce the risk of HIV infection by approximately 60 percent in high-risk areas, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa lack the personnel and healthcare infrastructure to scale-up the procedure in their populations.
PrePex offers a safe and simple non-surgical solution. Community clinics may offer patients the PrePex device, which men wear for seven days. Clinic personnel then easily remove the tissue with minimal discomfort to the patient and little disruption to the patient’s daily activities. To date, 12 sub-Saharan African countries use PrePex to scale-up their voluntary medical male circumcision programs and reduce HIV infection rates. More than 100,000 procedures have been performed, and 11 local training centers are spread across eight countries.
For more information visit www.prepex.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org