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Dune Medical Completes Enrollment in MarginProbe(TM) Pivotal Trial for Real-Time Detection of Cancer During Breast Conservation Surgery
Date:1/12/2010

breast cancer," said Dr. Dan Hashimshony, founder and CEO of Dune Medical Devices.  "The intent of this trial was to obtain a rigorous and ample body of data that demonstrates the capacity of our technology to improve surgical oncology practice and outcomes.  We are grateful to everybody involved in this significant clinical trial, including physicians, nurses, staff, and especially the patients."

About MarginProbe

The MarginProbe system comprises a single-use probe and a portable console. During breast cancer surgery, the surgeon utilizes the probe to apply radio frequency signals to excised tissue specimens.  The reflections of these signals are captured by the probe, compared to a pre-defined criteria, and characterized as positive or negative for cancer at the tissue margins. With simple operation and instantaneous results, the procedure easily integrates into existing surgical workflow.

In October 2008, American Journal of Surgery published results of a 300-patient,  randomized, controlled clinical trial designed to study the benefit of MarginProbe in intraoperative margin assessment for BCS and the associated reduction in second surgeries.  In the treatment group, surgeons applied the MarginProbe to excised tissue specimens and re-excised additional tissue according to the device's readings.  The second surgery rate was significantly reduced by 56 percent with use of MarginProbe.

About Dune Medical Devices

Founded in 2002, Dune Medical Devices envisions improving the performance and outcomes of a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures through the application of its tissue characterization technology, which provides a real-time indication of a tissue's status.

Dune's initial focus has been surgical oncology, where it is engaged in the development and commercial
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