ISFIYA, Israel, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Check-Cap, Ltd., announced today that a study underscoring the safety and proof of concept of the Check-Cap high-resolution colon imaging system, designed to be the world's first preparation-free, non-invasive screening test for colorectal cancer and clinically-significant pre-cancerous polyps will be presented at a research forum during the Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®) 2014 annual meeting. DDW will take place from May 4 to 6, 2014, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.
Session: Novel and Experimental Endoscopy Research Forum, Safety and Proof of Concept Demonstrated With a Novel Prep-Less X-Ray Imaging Capsule for Colon Cancer Screening
Presenter: Menachem Moshkowitz; Nadir Arber
Date: Monday, May 5, 2014
Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM CT
Location: McCormick Place - S505
"For many patients, the most difficult and unpleasant part of undergoing a colonoscopy is the preparation required with traditional colonoscopes," said Guy Neev, CEO, Check-Cap Ltd. "We believe that as the first high-resolution screening modality for colorectal cancer that requires no bowel cleansing or other aggressive preparation, the Check-Cap imaging system has the potential to improve patient compliance to colon cancer screening guidelines. This is the first clinical data presentation in support of this new modality and a significant milestone for the company."
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Check-Cap, Ltd. did not provide financial support for the above scientific sessions and did not influence the content in any way. However, research presented within these scientific sessions may have been supported by Check-Cap, Ltd.
All data being presented during DDW is embargoed until the date and time of presentation, which is 4:48 p.m. CT for this presentation.
Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Jointly sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), DDW takes place May 3 – 6, 2014, at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. The meeting showcases more than 5,000 abstracts and hundreds of lectures on the latest advances in GI research, medicine and technology. More information can be found at www.ddw.org.
About Check-Cap Ltd.
Check-Cap is a medical diagnostics company focused on the development of gastrointestinal imaging devices. The company's lead product is an endoscopy capsule that utilizes proprietary, ultra-low-energy X-ray-based measurement technology to safely generate high-resolution, 3-dimensional imagery of the colon without cleansing or other aggressive bowel preparation. This patient-friendly solution is designed to increase compliance with screening recommendations. The Check-Cap System is not cleared for marketing in the U.S.
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