Histolog® Scanner

The Histolog® Scanner

Built on ultra-fast confocal microscopy technology 

Highly practical for quick assessment at the point-of-care

Bringing live cancer cells to the clinician’s fingertips


Product Description

The Histolog® Scanner, developed by SamanTree Medical, represents a significant advancement in medical imaging, particularly in the field of cancer treatment. This state-of-the-art device utilizes ultra-fast confocal microscopy technology to offer high-resolution imaging of the surface of fresh tissue. The technology has been CE marked since 2016, indicating its compliance with health, safety, and environmental protection standards within the European Economic Area.

Functional Capabilities and Clinical Use

The Histolog® Scanner’s primary function is to facilitate real-time, intraoperative assessment of excised human tissue specimens. This feature allows clinicians to immediately visualize cancerous cells during surgery, aiding in decision-making at the point of care. The scanner covers a broad range of surgical and diagnostic applications in oncology and is particularly useful in procedures like prostate, breast, lung, and brain cancer surgeries.

Clinical Highlights

The Histolog Scanner has been utilized on over 2000 patients, where it has proven to be instrumental in enhancing cancer treatment outcomes.

Over 800 Breast Patients

Across 22 Centers

  • Sensitivity >75% and specific >85%
  • Up to 75% reduction re-operation rate
  • Adaptable to any clinical workflow
Over 250 Prostate Patients

Across 3 Centers

  • Sensitivity >88% and specific >90%
  • Results in ~8’ versus >45’ with NeuroSAFE
  • Usable in autonomy or via remote workflow
Over 500 Skin Patients

Across 5 Centers

  • Same performance as FSA: 80% sensitivity on BCC and 100% specificity
  • Drastic time saving: Results in ~5 minutes versus >30 minutes
  • Easy preparation: No glass slides, 15 seconds preparation
Over 50 Brain Patients
  • Alternative to FSA: Comparable performances (S&S >90%)
  • Drastic time saving: Results in minutes, enable multiple assessments
  • Easy preparation: No glass slides, 15 seconds preparation

Novel Ultra-fast Confocal Technology

The Histolog® Scanner has gained recognition for its design, winning awards at the Red Dot Product Design Award in 2020 in both the Medical Device and Innovative Product categories. This acclaim highlights the scanner’s outstanding design and its contribution to the medical device market.

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Additional Information

Imaging window dimensions

4 x 5 cm (large)

Lateral resolution

2 um (high)

Scan speed

50 seconds

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