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Blue-Light Endoscope Trial Closed

Blue-Light Endoscope Trial Closed

RICHMOND, BC, Canada--Xillix Technologies Corp. has closed the North American multicenter clinical trial of its LIFE (lung imaging fluorescence endoscope)-Lung Imaging System that began in April, 1993.

The system uses tissue autofluo-rescence to enhance the physician's ability to locate suspicious lung tissue for biopsy. By using blue rather than conventional white light, the system can pick up subtle differences between precancerous or cancerous tissue and normal tissue, the company said.

Preliminary data showed a relative improvement of 161% in the ability to identify suspicious tissue for moderate to severe dysplasia or worse when the LIFE System was used as an adjunct to white light bronchoscopy versus white light bronchoscopy alone.

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