Grant ID DP190018
Awarded On February 21, 2019
Title Rapid pathology evaluation system for biopsies
Program Product Development Research
Award Mechanism Seed Awards for Product Development Research
Institution/Organization Instapath Inc.
Principal Investigator/Program Director Mei Wang
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $3,000,000*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Seven million biopsy procedures are performed annually to diagnose cancer or collect tumor tissue for personalized therapy. Yet, due to inadequate biopsy tumor content, 1 in 5 biopsy procedures have to be repeated to confirm diagnosis, and thousands of patients can’t receive potentially life-saving therapies because of downstream test failures. If doctors can quickly test that a sample is insufficient they can collect more tissue immediately, but currently available tests are too slow and destructive and require dedicated personnel.

We will develop technology that re-envisions the way this testing is done by developing an Automated Digital Pathology Lab (ADPL) imaging system that updates th...

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