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Adipress helps pathologists uncover more lymph nodes

Finding and examining lymph nodes is the key to correctly staging colorectal cancer

What is a lymph node?
Lymph nodes are small structures in the lymphatic system that work as filters for harmful substances. Lymph nodes are examined to determine if there is metastic tumor from adjacent colorectal cancer in surgically resected specimens.

Cedar-Sinai Pilot Results


Mean lymph nodes / case
using the Adipress


Mean lymph nodes / case
using manual search
Abstracts presented at USCAP 2020

Stop spending valuable time looking for lymph nodes

Manual Search:
While dissecting colorectal cancer specimens, pathologists can spend 45 minutes or more on a manual search. Their task: find at least 12 lymph nodes.
The result: only a portion of the total lymph nodes are found, often missing cancer positive lymph nodes.  This happens in up to 12% of cases.  
Using the Adipress:
Runtime is 1 minute. Mechanical filtration removes fat shrinking the sample to 1/5th of its previous size.
The result: adipose from the colon specimen can be evaluated in its entirety.

Specimen prep with the press of a button

 1: Pre-soak the tissue sample in solvent
2: Load the sample into Parker Isaac's
proprietary tissue filter
3: Press "Go" for automated filtration.
Watch as the fat drains and the sample
shrinks to 1/5th of its previous size
4: Examine the tissue for lymph nodes.
The sample can now be entirely submitted for microscopic review - no data is lost

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