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Dune Medical Devices Announces Positive Interim Results From EU MarginProbe™ Study Presented at German Breast Cancer Society Meeting
Date:7/9/2010

robe 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 as compared to standard of care.

The MarginProbe™ System is commercially available in Europe and Israel.  It is an investigational device in the United States.

About Dune Medical Devices

Founded in 2002 by Dr. Dan Hashimshony, Dune Medical Devices envisions the application of its tissue characterization technology to a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in order to improve performance and outcomes by providing physicians with a real-time assessment of target tissue properties.

Dune's initial focus has been surgical oncology, where it is engaged in the development and commercialization of intraoperative systems intended to identify cancerous tissues, thereby enabling immediate removal and cancer-free surgical results. The MarginProbe System for breast
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