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Zilico publish the results of a Multi-centre Study

Zilico a MedTECH Centre company which is developing a handheld diagnostic for cervical cancer, have had a multi-centre study into the accuracy of detection of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia using electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) with colposcopy published in the latest issue of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Click on the link below to access the journal article.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1471-0528.12096/abstract 

 The study was conducted in two phases. In phase 1, the researchers compared results of the hand-held EIS device to colposcopic impressions and histopathology. In phase 2, the clinicians used the EIS device to indicate sites for biopsy.

The study included 429 women with abnormal cytology at three colposcopy clinics in the UK and Ireland.  Professor Henry Kitchener of St Mary's Hospital manchester was a key investigator in the study.

St Mary's Hospital is one of the hospitals in Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) which is a partner in the MedTECH Centre alongside Manchester Science Parks and TRUSTECH.

CMFT provides clinical access to MedTECH Centre companies to accelerate the development of technologies and services which can help the NHS and patients. www.cmft.nhs.uk

Facts about Saint Mary's Hospital

  • Saint Mary's Hospital was founded in 1790
  • More than 1,000 staff, including doctors, nurses, midwives, scientists, clinical and non clinical support staff.
  • Provides Maternity Services (including more complex Fetal & Maternal Medicine)
  • Provides Gynaecology Services (including Urological Gynaecology, Reproductive Medicine/IVF and Gynaecological Oncology).
  • Was the first NHS IVF unit.
  • Provides Clinical Genetics (including laboratory services)
  • Provides Newborn Intensive Care (both Neonatal Medicine and Neonatal Surgery)
  • First UK Sexual Assault Referral Centre (for both Adults and Children)
  •  Over 7,000 babies are born at St Mary’s Hospital each year.
The Zilico EIS Device

The Zilico EIS Device

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