Handheld cancer detection

The machine can detect liver cancer, rectal, prostate, uterus, ovaries, digestive organs such as the pancreas and gallbladder.

Instead of complex machines and equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT scans, biopsies or blood tests to diagnose cancer , startups (startups) BBB in Korea have just prepared Create a lightweight handheld device that tests blood and detects cancer signs , according to Ib Times.

The device is fitted with test sensors from a small drop of blood (30 microns of blood) to detect signs of disease. The user injects the tip of the finger with a needle and lightly touches the piece of test paper.

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The handheld detector detects the disease by the density of the cancer cell proteins.(Photo: PN).

Choi Jae-kyu, founder of BBB, said the device works by using two techniques: separating serum from red blood cells and separating the proteins produced by cancer cells by electromagnetic waves .

The device then identifies the density of the proteins produced by the cancer cell and helps the doctor determine if the cancer cells are present in the developing or shrinking patient's body. The result will be kept a copy for storing information and for monitoring by doctors.

According to BBB, this handset is a diagnostic tool, suitable for postoperative cancer patients who need to check regularly every 3 to 6 months.

Mr. Choi said the device could detect, rectal, prostate, uterus, ovaries and cancer digestive organs such as the pancreas and gallbladder.

"I hope the device becomes a portable cancer prevention tool for anyone who wants to check at home," Choi said.

The device is available in the Korean market at the end of 2018 and other markets in the future. The company is working to get medical test data approved by US and European medical device managers.