Toronto, Canada, April 09, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Perimeter Medical Imaging, Inc. (“Perimeter Medical”) announced today that the company received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the second generation of their platform imaging tool used in the evaluation of human tissue microstructure by providing two-dimensional, cross-sectional, real-time depth visualization.
Enhancements to the newly cleared OTIS™ 2.0 system over the previous generation include:
- A novel specimen positioning consumable feature
- Touchscreen interface with improved software, designed to streamline integration with existing clinical workflow
- 10x faster image acquisition speed
Perimeter has developed a world class proprietary reference atlas, with correlations between OTIS™ images and microstructure features identified in histology for a variety of tissue types, including adrenal glands, breast, cervical, colon, heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, spleen, thyroid, tongue and tonsil tissues. This atlas will be available as a tool to clinicians who are learning about the optical coherence tomography imaging modality.
"Today we announce another significant step forward in our mission to provide the best possible tools for clinicians who are treating cancer patients, as well as our preparation for a commercial launch in 2020," said Andrew Berkeley, co-Founder and VP of Business Development of Perimeter Medical. "Our clinical partners want effective, intuitive surgical tools to improve patient care. By assessing subsurface information in real time, clinicians see the potential for better accuracy in intervention. We will continue to advance the field of OCT imaging and expand applications of the OTIS™ system."
The OTIS™ provides high-resolution, real-time imaging of the margin of an excised tissue specimen, enabling clinicians to visualize sub-surface structures up to 2 mm below the surface, while maintaining the integrity of the specimen for standard of care processing, which typically takes place in the hours or days following the surgical procedure.
New World Resource Corp. ("New World" TSX.V “NW”) and Perimeter Medical have previously announced that they entered into a non-binding letter of intent for the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Perimeter Medical by New World in a reverse takeover transaction. This transaction will enable Perimeter to raise the capital needed for a full-scale commercial launch in the US in 2020.
Indications for Use: The OTIS™ 2.0 is indicated for use as an imaging tool in the evaluation of excised human tissue microstructure by providing two-dimensional, cross-sectional, real-time depth visualization, with image review manipulation software for identifying and annotating regions of interest.
The OTIS™ 2.0: an advanced imaging tool for excised tissue The first-generation of the OTIS™ platform was the first FDA-cleared device to provide automated, rapid collection of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) images from an excised specimen. Conventional OCT imaging devices required the clinician-user to move his/her hand to collect "point-by-point" images, increasing operator workload and generating images from a small number of points on the specimen. The OTIS™ platform leverages Perimeter's proprietary Wide-Field Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging technique to overcome this limitation, leading to rapid, intuitive imaging of the entire specimen.
About Perimeter Medical Imaging, Inc.: Perimeter Medical develops, patents, and commercializes advanced in-procedural medical imaging tools. The OTIS™ platform provides clinicians with real-time, ultra-high resolution, sub-surface image volumes of the margin (1-2 mm below the surface) of an excised tissue specimen. The ability to visualize microscopic tissue structures during the clinical procedure has the potential to result in better long-term outcomes for patients and lower costs to the healthcare system. Perimeter Medical was founded in 2013. Investors, led by Roadmap Capital, have invested over C$16 million in Perimeter Medical that was used for product development, clinical research, and obtaining three FDA clearances. Perimeter has also received C$5 million in non-dilutive funding since 2013.
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