Effective cancer research
does not need billions…

Effective cancer research
does not need billions…

…but it needs to be focused on an application-oriented development. By analysing thousands of patient samples using spectroscopy and big data analysis we are aiming to transform normal spectrometers into non-invasive, cost-efficient, fast, and highly accurate screening devices.

Spectroscopy is a highly sensitive technology that is able to conduct chemical analyses of patient samples (a biological sample) and process information regarding the atomic and molecular constituents.

During the measurement, the sample is illuminated by a laser at a specific wavelength that interacts with intramolecular bonds, causing them to vibrate and consecutively emit a signal. The inter­action with the sample changes the frequency of the emitted photons, allowing us to create a unique fingerprint of each sam­ple that is representative of its chemical composition.

Each spectroscopic measurement contains several thousand variables and data points. The analytical algorithm that we are developing first calculates the most important areas of the spectrum and reduces this vast amount of information to its most essential content.

In the second step the presence, ratios, and inter­actions of specific spectral features are analysed, compared to a reference database and assorted into dif­ferent data-clusters representing a healthy or cance­rous diagnosis, along with the specific kind of cancer.

We are designing our test system, analytical algorithm, and database for continuous collection and storage of all incoming anonymised patient’s fingerprints. As soon as a diagnostic feedback has been acquired, the additional data will be integrated into the ever growing database, leading to a progressive increase in the diagnostic test accuracy.

Once we perfected our test algorithm, the CancerScan will neither require a specialist to perform or interpret the test, nor will highly sophisticated and expensive laboratory devices be needed to get a reliable result. The blood analysis takes less than a minute and can be performed by a technician. The findings are immediately available and the patient will not need to wait for two weeks in order to have certainty about his state of health.

Patient visits GP for regular check up

Draws blood and sends to medical laboratory

Blood is measured by our CancerScan device

Measured data is sent to and analysed by our servers