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PhoMedics is a medical device startup that revolutionizing the way cancer cells are being detected during cancer surgery. At PhoMedics, we strive to unleash the full potential of the healthcare system. We are now developing a cutting-edge imaging technology, coined as CHAMP, that provides medical surgeons with instant and accurate information for the complete removal of cancer cells from patient's bodies during surgery, eliminating the need for repeated cancer surgeries.
PhoMedics developed a patented CHAMP Microscope ― a fast, accurate, and simple device for intraoperative cancer margin analysis. Free from any time-consuming preparation of tissue samples (e.g., slicing or chemical staining), CHAMP can simplify the clinical workflow down to minutes and preserve tissue integrity for a more accurate diagnosis. CHAMP not only helps to reduce the chance of second cancer surgery, but it also enables efficient allocation of hospital resources and benefits patients in the society. A virtual staining software is also developed to transform CHAMP images to the style that professionals can understand without additional training. This method comes with a high level of accuracy (>95%) that could be trusted by a medical professional. Successful results have been shown using brain and kidney tissues from mice with high structural similarity. With a promising lab-based clinical trial, an on-site clinical trial will start in Q2 2021.