- Holzer, R.A., Persons, R.K. and Jamieson, B., 2011. Evaluation of ovarian cysts.
OvaCis® is a globally patented Point-Of-Care device that discriminates benign from malignant epithelial Ovarian Cancer in 15 minutes.
”As many as 1 in 10 women is likely to have an ovarian cyst in their lifetime
An ovarian cyst happens when fluid accumulates within a thin membrane inside the ovary. Ovarian cysts are frequently found incidentally in asymptomatic women and may sometimes be found in the course of evaluating women for pelvic pain.
5%-10% women with ovarian cysts will have surgery, of which 13%-21% of women that undergo intra-operative evaluation are found to have cancer. During the intra-operative evaluation, a procedure called Frozen Section is performed by slicing and preparing a section of freeze-dried ovarian tissue for microscopic examination. However, this procedure is not universally available, takes up to 60 minutes, with low accuracy.
OvaCis®, an intra-operative point of care’s medical device to determine if the ovarian cyst is benign or malignant within 15 minutes.