SOURCE: SpectraScience, Inc.

May 19, 2015 09:15 ET

SpectraScience Technology Demonstrates Efficacy in Bladder Lesions

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - May 19, 2015) - SpectraScience, Inc. (OTCQB: SCIE), a medical device company utilizing light technologies to detect and diagnose cancers, announced today a recently published scientific paper indicated that light-based technology could be useful in diagnosing cancerous bladder lesions. The paper was published in the March 2015 edition of the Journal of Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy. The published data showed sufficient statistical differences in the measurement of benign and cancerous tissue to suggest it could reduce the rate of false positive bladder biopsies and reduce unnecessary medical procedures. SpectraScience supplied the instrument that was used in conducting the research summarized in the scientific paper.

"We are pleased to see the excellent results obtained by the study team. Their analysis showed not only differences between benign and malignant tissue, but also a distinction between superficial and deep malignant tissue," stated Michael Oliver, President and Chief Executive Officer. "This just provides additional justification to our belief that our platform technology has applicability in a variety of organ systems. A key component of our long-range strategy has always been developing additional products to diagnose a variety of cancers. Results like these simply reinforce the value of our technology and the validity of our approach." 

About SpectraScience, Inc.:

SpectraScience is a San Diego based medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets spectrophotometry systems capable of determining whether tissue is normal, pre-cancerous or cancerous without physically removing tissue from the body. The WavSTAT Optical Biopsy System uses light to optically scan tissue and provide the physician with an immediate analysis. With FDA approval for sale in the U.S. and the CE Mark for the European Union, the WavSTAT System is the first commercially available product that incorporates this innovative technology for clinical use.

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