Urgent Care: Improving Patient Flow
- 08:30 - 16:30
- Manchester Conference Centre
Dr. Liberty Foreman and Dr. Katherine Willetts founded BeamLine Diagnostics in 2015 during the final year of their PhD research into clinical applications of spectroscopy.
BeamLine is developing a biopsy triaging system, Solas, which will help streamline the cancer diagnostic pathway by reducing the bulk of samples being sent to pathology.
Pathology forms a vital element cancer diagnostics but it is struggling to cope with the increasing demand and a diminishing workforce. Increasingly patients are waiting for 6-plus weeks for results, with at least 90% of cancer-testing biopsy specimens returning healthy/benign diagnoses.
Solas is being developed for gastrointestinal (GI) pathology and can identify healthy samples with high accuracy (99% specificity) within seconds.