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Study Results of Dune Medical's Breast Biopsy System Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Breast Imaging
Date:2/14/2013

BOSTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dune Medical Devices, Inc., announced today that its breakthrough tissue assessment tool for use with currently available vacuum assisted breast biopsy systems was the subject of a presentation to the Israel Society of Breast Imaging at the annual meeting of the society held in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

During his presentation, Dr. Iddo Geltner , Core Technology Director, described the results of Dune's development effort in differentiating tissue types in real time during vacuum assisted breast biopsy procedures using a prototype of their breast biopsy system.  The results, based upon approximately 4,000 histopathologically confirmed samples, demonstrated excellent performance in differentiating 10 breast tissue types in real time.  In addition, use of the prototype device to perform biopsies of ex-vivo specimens demonstrated 92% correlation with final histopathology.

"We believe that our tissue characterization technology, developed initially for use in the recently FDA approved MarginProbe System®, has been successfully adapted for use on commercially available vacuum assisted breast biopsy devices and that this real time information will allow more precise identification of the most suspicious breast tissue.  This technology holds the promise of improved diagnostic accuracy with improved efficiency during the biopsy procedure itself," said Dr. Geltner.

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Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting women in the U.S., with over 285,000 women diagnosed each year.i Over 1.5 million breast biopsies are performed each year to diagnose these women.  Increased breast screening awareness and advancements in imaging technology such as mammograms now catch more breast cancer cases in earlier stages, when the
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