WHAT IS ESPýOC?
ESPýOC™ is a game changer in the way the dental and medical community visualizes oral cancer. ESPýOC™ is a simple, cost effective and non-invasive chairside test that provides immediate results for patients with suspicious lesions. Utilizing a unique patent pending biomarker approach, ESPýOC™ demonstrated 100% sensitivity and 85% specificity for oral cancer detection in over 120 patients. ESPýOC™ never failed to detect a cancer and accurately detected 74% of precancerous lesions.
WHO CREATED IT?
Visual Solutions, (a wholly owned subsidiary of Vista Dental Products) is focused on developing transformative life changing technologies for cancer screening, detection and intervention through the use of molecular markers. Drawing on nine years of research, development and clinical studies, we are proud to bring to market the ESPýOC™ oral cancer screening system.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Visual Solutions’ patent pending device incorporates UV auto fluorescence technology along with fluorescent stains / molecular probes to highlight diseased lesions in the oral cavity. The fluorescent stains identify high nuclear content areas while the molecular probe targets abnormal glycosylation, which is a property universal to carcinogenesis. By targeting DNA/RNA rich areas and cell surface tumor related glycan signatures the device provides a mechanism for early detection and surveillance of oral cancerous and precancerous lesions.