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Biocam, a Wroclaw-based start-up, intends to develop a capsule to examine the digestive system. It is planning to lobby investors for €1m for clinical trials and certification in the EU and the USA, according to Puls Biznesu.
Scale of use of capsule endoscopy
Capsule endoscopy, i.e. diagnosis of the digestive tract through a swallowed capsule which takes pictures, costs PLN 2,500 per examination in Poland, and the amount is not reimbursed. Only part of the digestive system can be examined with the appliance at present.
The University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw, with which the company cooperates, has carried out only 15 such examinations in three years.
With Biocam capsule it is supposed to be cheaper
The new capsule is expected to work for up to eight hours and be able to examine the entire gastrointestinal tract: e.g., to be an alternative to colonoscopy also. Clinical trials of the Biocam capsule are due to start at the end of 2021. The company hopes to receive the first certificate by the end of 2022.
The test will cost PLN 1,000. The patient will be able to take it at home, and the analysis of the results will be supported by the cloud and a telemedicine platform manufactured by MedApp, which has become a technological partner of the project. It will also use a temperature sensor to detect cancerous tissue at an early stage.
Biocam plans to debut on NewConnect in the next 3-5 years.