Auris Health’s Monarch bronchoscopy platform reached lung nodules and biopsied tissue with “high accuracy” in a recent study, according to the company.
Eight investigators performed robotic-assisted bronchoscopy procedures using the Monarch platform on a cadaveric model designed to mimic a real-life bronchoscopy procedure. Sixty-seven simulated tumor targets one to three centimeters in size were prepared in eight human cadaveric lungs. The tissue acquired during the bronchoscopy was evaluated and correctly identified as the implanted target in 97% of cases, the study noted. Auris presented the results of the ACCESS study during last week’s CHEST 2018 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.