NanoEcho’s method has got its patent approved in the USA. This milestone means that NanoEcho’s technology is now protected in the important US market. The patent protects the design of a hand-held probe, which combines ultrasound transducers and magnets placed on the same device. This patent has already been approved in Europe, Japan, South Korea and Canada.
Together with less-studio, NanoEcho has developed a modern and intuitive user interface, which is now being implemented in NanoEcho’s imaging system prior to commercialization.
Images generated with NanoEcho’s system were shown for the first time to internationally leading colorectal surgeons at the annual Swedish conference on colorectal surgery.
Do you want to know more about NanoEcho’s imaging method for rectal cancer diagnosis? Then take a look at the video below, which in 60 seconds explains how the technique, magnetomotive ultrasound, works.
Yesterday was a historic day for NanoEcho. To our knowledge, this is the first time ever that the magnetomotive ultrasound method has been applied to human tissue. This was carried out on operated cancer tissue using NanoEcho’s first generation portable system at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg. Our system is designed to map, with high precision, the spread of cancer to the lymph nodes, an important marker of how far the cancer has progressed, even before surgery. Our clinical study is now underway at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
The basic patent for NanoEcho’s method has now been granted in Japan. We have also received positive feedback on the same patent in Europe from the European Patent Office, which has announced that it intends to grant the patent. The same patent is also under review in Canada and the US, where the process is also progressing according to plan.
NanoEcho has been given the go-ahead to begin clinical trials on surgically removed rectal cancer tissue at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg and at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö. The first patient has now been recruited at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. NanoEcho is developing a new medical imaging technique for the diagnosis of rectal cancer. The ambition is to contribute to a more reliable mapping of cancer spread to nearby lymph nodes, which is an important marker of how far along the cancer is.
NanoEcho will conduct a preclinical study led by Henrik Thorlacius, Professor of Surgery at Lund University and Chief Physician at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, in which NanoEcho’s new instrument for detection of lymph nodes with cancer spread will be evaluated. The study will be carried out at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö and will include about 40 patients that will undergo he usual routine standard surgery. Once the cancer is removed from the patient, the surgical preparate will be examined with NanoEcho’s instrument. The result will then be compared with the pathologist’s final microscopic examination.
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