Student entrepreneur takes blood tests from the waiting room to the living room

May 07, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For cancer patients, undergoing regular testing to monitor their complete blood count (CBC) is a necessary part of treatment. But the commute to and from the clinic, especially for patients who live in rural areas, combined with the additional risk of traveling while immunocompromised and the long wait to receive results, can make an already stressful and taxing process even more exhausting.

Recent Penn State graduate Sherveen “Shevy” Karbasi witnessed firsthand the toll these frequent trips for blood work took on his already-exhausted grandfather while he underwent treatment for lung cancer. Motivated by this experience, Karbasi set out to mobilize the CBC process, making it simpler, safer, and more convenient for cancer patients.

READ MORE about how Karbasi leveraged Penn State's entrepreneurial ecosystem to develop HemoGO, a smartphone app capable of delivering an on-the-spot CBC from the comfort of home. 

Last Updated December 20, 2019