Meet Palpa, the Chilean startup and its groundbreaking device to learn how to detect breast cancer

Palpa is a container of liquid soap in the shape of a breast that includes an object that mimics a small tumor, designed to encourage cancer self-examination during the shower. The device is a creation of Chilean designer Josefa Cortés (26), who was recently highlighted among 35 young innovators in MIT Technology Review. He founded The Palpa Company in January 2020. The company made a family and friends round in August 2021 in which they raised a round of 280 million pesos (Chilean pesos, about US$300,000) to be able to start production.