X-ZELL enabling same-day diagnoses at German routine laboratory
Budapest, October 2023 – New research has shown that X-ZELL Cryoimmunostaining™ is able to facilitate same-day cancer diagnoses from minimally invasive samples in routine clinical practice
PD Dr. med. Achim Battmann, MD, PhD, chief pathologist at MVZ Frankfurt, a medical service centre in central Germany, took the stage at the 44th European Congress of Cytology (ECC23) in Budapest today to present interim data from an ongoing 200-patient study comparing X-ZELL’s new technology with traditional immunohistochemistry (IHC).
As part of the study, which is being conducted in close collaboration with the central laboratory at Nordwest Hospital in Frankfurt, samples are split and processed using both X-ZELL and IHC, whereby X-ZELL samples undergo the company’s patented 8-channel multiplexing process, providing up to 700% more information per sample.
According to Dr Battmann, interim results from the first 50-patient cohort show a 90% reduction in time to diagnosis using X-ZELL over IHC while maintaining the same diagnostic accuracy.
“X-ZELL can provide actionable diagnostic information on the same day, compared to up to 48h using the conventional IHC method,” he commented. “It’s a truly innovative system that will save significant resources and free up capacity on conventional IHC equipment.”
The official abstract from Dr Battmann’s Budapest presentation is available online as part of the official congress publication.
Final results from the landmark study are expected to be published in mid-2024 at the 45th European Congress of Cytology (ECC24) in Leipzig, Germany.
Managing Director, X-ZELL
X-ZELL is an award-winning medical technology company pioneering the field of next-generation cytology. The company’s mission is to transform cancer diagnostics by fusing novel laboratory technology with digital imaging to detect and visualise individual atypical cells in minimally invasive body liquids and digitize them for instant on-screen analysis. Founded by Y Combinator finalist, Dr Sebastian C.P. Bhakdi, X-ZELL was ranked second-most innovative healthcare start-up in the world in 2020 and has since won the coveted MedTech Innovator APAC competition as well as the Abstract Award at the 2021 European Conference of Cytology.