SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 23, 2016) - SpectraScience, Inc. ( OTC PINK : SCIE ), a medical device company utilizing light technologies to detect and diagnose cancers, announced today that Professor Venkat Subramanian presented his findings of the WavSTAT Optical Biopsy SystemR to the British Society of Gastroenterology on June 23rd. The clinical trials were performed at St. James Hospital, Leeds, UK. Dr. Subramanian concluded that once again WavSTAT was found to exceed the clinical guidelines adopted by EU and US medical societies for the diagnosis of small and diminutive colorectal polyps during screening colonoscopies.
"This study once again underscores the clinical accuracy of the WavSTAT4 for diagnosing small polyps when used in colorectal cancer screening. Optical characterization of these polyps in real time is highly desired in order to permit the adoption of medical strategies that would avoid the cost of traditional pathology and prevent unnecessary polypectomies. Unlike image-based technologies that are consistently shown not to work adequately unless in the hands of experts and require complex human interpretations of the data, our system works equally well with clinicians of virtually all experience levels," said Michael Oliver, President and Chief Executive Officer of SpectraScience, Inc. "Our system is fast, easy to use and requires very little training for the clinician. It does not require the clinician to change the colonoscopy procedure. The WavSTAT Optical Biopsy System gives to all clinicians a diagnostic capability equal to that of experts. These findings will be important clinical validation of our system as we move to commence sales in the UK."
"The WavSTAT Optical Biopsy System provides quick, accurate analyses of colorectal polyps and lesions," said Professor Subramanian. "The system is easy to learn and easy to use."
About SpectraScience, Inc.:
SpectraScience is a San Diego based medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets spectrophotometry systems capable of determining whether tissue is normal, pre-cancerous or cancerous without physically removing tissue from the body. Protected by more than 30 patents in 28 countries, covering fundamental elements of the technology, the WavSTAT Optical Biopsy System uses light to optically scan tissue and provide the physician with an immediate analysis. With FDA approval for sale in the U.S. and the CE Mark for the European Union, the WavSTAT System is the first commercially available product that incorporates this innovative patent protected technology for clinical use.
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