Home Yeast Infection Test Made In Ashdod Under Review By US Military


Savyon developed the test 12 years ago but only recently offered it internationally. The connection with the U.S. defense establishment is meant to help SavvyCheck speed up approval, which could come in the next nine to 15 months, Vilfand said.

“The idea of ​​the US military is to heal women who are on the ground,” he said. “A lot of people get Candida from being in the field under tough conditions. The military is trying to provide a diagnostic and treatment kit for these women.

Savyon also recommended it to the IDF, but the military has yet to show interest in using it, Vilfand said.

A yeast infection, scientifically known as vulvovaginal candidiasis, is one of the most common challenges women face. However, it is often misdiagnosed because its symptoms are so similar to those of other pathogens.

Yeast infections start with the overgrowth of Candida albicans fungal cells in the vagina – a normal fungus that does not cause infection on its own. However, when there is an overgrowth of Candida cells, vulvovaginal candidiasis can result.

Yeast infections cause vaginal itching, pain and irritation, rash, and burning – the latter usually during urination.

According to the company, about 75% of all women will be diagnosed with yeast infection at least once in their lifetime, and 40 to 50% of them will have more than one.

The risk of developing such an infection is increased for women who take contraceptives or antibiotics and for those who have diabetes or immunosuppression. It can also become inflamed during pregnancy.

Delaying treatment for candidiasis can lead to more serious diseases of the genital tract.

“The Savyon test and its participation in the research is a great success for Savyon, both locally and internationally, in view of an Israeli company that is developing and producing a unique and unique test at a facility located in Ashdod”, said Yacob Ofer, president of Gamidor Diagnostics, the parent company of Savyon.

He said he believed the test would prove to be “an easy-to-use, reliable and available solution that will prevent infections and show substantial progress in the health of female combatants.”


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