ISFIYA, Israel, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Check-Cap Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHEK, CHEKW), a clinical stage medical diagnostics company engaged in the development of an ingestible capsule for preparation-free, colorectal cancer screening, today announced that Bill Densel, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Rodman & Renshaw 18th Annual Global Investment Conference on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:30pm ET in New York City.
To access a live webcast of this presentation, please visit http://ir.check-cap.com/. A replay will be available for 90 days following the presentation.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., with an estimated 134,000 diagnoses and 49,000 deaths in 2016. Despite compelling evidence that screening can detect colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps, nearly one-third of the recommended adult population has never been screened. The Check-Cap system was designed to improve the patient experience by eliminating the features of existing screening methods, such as bowel preparation, invasive procedure, and stool handling, that pose a barrier to test completion.
Check-Cap is a clinical-stage medical diagnostics company developing the world's first ingestible capsule system for preparation-free, less-invasive colorectal cancer screening.
The capsule utilizes innovative ultra-low dose X-ray and wireless communication technologies to scan the inside of the colon as it moves naturally, while the patient follows his or her normal daily routine. After passage, the system generates a 3D map of the inner surface of the colon which enables detection of polyps and cancer. Designed to increase the willingness of individuals to participate in recommended colorectal cancer screening, the Check-Cap system addresses many frequently-cited barriers, including laxative bowel preparation, invasiveness, and sedation. The Check-Cap system is currently not cleared for marketing in any jurisdiction.
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