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AmCad BioMed's tissue variation detection system gains EU license

Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 09 May 2016

AmCad Biomed Corporation, a Taiwan-based company engaged in the research, development, and manufacture of medical equipment, announced on April 25 that it has received the EU marketing license for its AmCAD-US tissue variation detection system.

According to AmCad Biomed, the AmCAD-US tissue variation detection system enabled the early, non-invasive detection of liver fibrosis in clinical trials, which presented an important breakthrough in the early treatment of liver cancer.

In Taiwan, the number of Hepatitis B and C carriers have reached 3.5 million. Their chronic conditions make them more prone to develop liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and in more severe cases, carcinoma.

The early stages of liver fibrosis are usually difficult to diagnose. When patients do develop symptoms, they are often in the later stages of the condition and are harder to treat effectively.

Liver cancer has been reported as the leading cause of cancer deaths in males. It is also the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Taiwan.

According to AmCad Biomed's Dr. Argon Chen, the company's AmCAD-US uses ultrasound scatterer structure analysis and visualization to detect tissue variations which are otherwise hard to find using conventional invasive methods.

Hu, Chunyen (alvinhu@taitra.org.tw)
Source: AmCad BioMed Corporation


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