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Medical Devices & Tech

Oncoscope, Inc.

324 Blackwell St
Durham, NC 27701 USA
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Research Sector Medical Devices & Tech

Summary Description Optical biopsy devices to detect esophageal cancer.

Management Perry A. Genova, PhD, President & CEO; John Autrey, MBA, CFO; Gary Pace, Chief Counsel; Micki Lew, Dir. Regulatory Affairs

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Keywords: Gastroenterology, diagnostic, oncology, medical device

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Updated: Sept. 16, 2014


Description

Oncoscope, Inc. is a medical device company that develops proprietary optical imaging systems for epithelial tissues in the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, colon, lung, cervix and bladder. These syst......view more

Products / Services

Oncoscope's Panocyte device addresses a significant unmet need in screening for pre-cancerous tissue in the esophagus. The current esophageal tissue monitoring method is expensive, invasive, imprecis......view more

Technology / Differentiation

Oncoscope's Panocyte device addresses a significant unmet need in screening for pre-cancerous tissue in the esophagus. The current esophageal tissue monitoring method is expensive, invasive, imprecis...view more

Market / Customers

Detecting cancer is a key clinical priority with over 12 million procedures performed in the U.S. annually in the gastrointestinal tract for the epithelial tissues targeted by Oncoscope's products. T......view more


Competitors / Substitutes / Alternatives

The current standard of care guidance suggests 4-quadrant random biopsies every 1 to 2 cm of Barrett's Esophagus. It is widely held that this screening methodology is wholly inadequate at finding pre...view more

Strategy

Oncoscope is focusing its efforts initially on its Panocyte device for esophageal screening. By the end of 2012 Oncoscope will have completing product development, received a CE mark, launched in Eur...view more

Revenue / Funding

Early funding came from SBIR and NIH grants ($2.0M) and a series A equity financing of $3.1M. An $8.0M equity offering is planned for 2010 to achieve key objectives including U.S. and EU regulatory a...view more

Status

To date, Oncoscope has generated data from over 140 patients from 2 clinical sites. These excellent results (90% sensitivity, ~80% specificity) exceed commercialization thresholds for optical biopsy ...view more

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