The Mademoicell Stem Cell Collector by Chelsea Briganti

 - May 19, 2010
References: & fastcompany
The Mademoicell stem cell collector will surely revolutionize the way women view their menstrual cycle, but also how we view what is still considered experimental medicine. Considering that "stem cell medicine is quickly approaching clinical use," according to Fast Company, awareness of this option at home may help grow the movement.

Conceived by Parsons student Chelsea Briganti, the Mademoicell stem cell collector is essentially a tampon that collects menstrual blood. Although it is definitely a squeamish concept, I can only focus on the benefits of this simple device -- especially when you take into account how acceptable menstrual blood is over other stem cell alternatives.