Pen Diagnoses Cancer - MasSpec Pen



MasSpec Pen

This pen can be used to diagnose cancer in 10 seconds which is developed at UT Austin, the MasSpec Pen can identify cancer with one touch without the need of invasive tissue removal. When the pen touches tissue, a drop of water is released, attracting the tissue's biomolecules and absorbing the water drop back into the tip of the pen.

Pen Diagnoses Cancer

Within 10 seconds, surgeons can tell if the tissue is cancerous. Letting them know on the spot which tissues to cut during surgery. According to scientists this is over 150x faster than existing technology. In tissue samplings of 253 patients, the pen proved to be more than 96% accurate. Starting in 2018, MasSpec is expected to be tested in surgeries.

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