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Cervical cancer diagnostic device shortlisted for industry award

ZedScan I, the groundbreaking cervical cancer diagnostic device from Zilico Ltd, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards 2013.

NHS Collaboration

Zilico Ltd, alongside partners Triteq Limited, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been shortlisted in the healthcare technologies category for ZedScan I. The ground-breaking system, which recently received EC certification from its notified body, offers more accurate detection of cervical neoplasia in real-time, enabling clinicians to improve patient management.


The ZedScan I system is used alongside colposcopy on women identified with an abnormal smear result. ZedScan offers clinical benefits by identifying those patients who require treatment at first visit, facilitating a wider use of “Select & Treat in addition to reducing the number of cervical biopsies performed on each patient by pin-pointing the optimum site for biopsy .

World First

Zilico’s patented Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) technology exploits the different electrical resistivity of normal, pre-cancerous and cancerous tissue. The system, which is both safe and painless, consists of a portable hand-held device and docking station, software application and a single-use EIS sensor
The IET Innovation Awards will be held on 20 November at The Brewery, London, hosted by 2005 winner of The Apprentice, Tim Campbell MBE.

Reward for Hard Work

Sameer Kothari, Chief Executive of Zilico Ltd, said: “A significant amount of work has gone into the development of ZedScan from a number of expert partners and we are now looking forward to the impact it could have on how women are managed within the cervical cancer pathway.


“We are delighted to be recognised by the IET for ZedScan - particularly in knowing how competitive the submission stage was, with around 400 entries from 30 countries – it is all down to the fantastic team we have here at Zilico and our partners…we are now keeping our fingers crossed for November 20.”
Zilico Ltd was spun out of the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Professor John Tidy, a Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield, co-founded the Company with Professor Brian Brown, from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Cardiovascular Science, with his early development work on Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS).

You can find out more about Zilico on the clients page of this website.

Tim Campbell (The Apprentice)

Tim Campbell (The Apprentice)

IET 2013

IET 2013

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