It is known for cancers that there is a tight relation between patient’s favorable evolution and the capacity to remove the totality of cancer cells. Despite the large panel of different technologies available in the operating room, it is still extremely difficult for surgeons to appreciate if they have totally removed the tumor and if they have not missed distance micro-nodules.
For grading, surgeons have currently to wait under intra-operative conditions for the results of the pathologists in ex-temporaneous which generally require about 30 min.
SpiderMass is based on tissue sampling using laser ablation technology in fibers coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry in order to perform real-time analysis. The instrument is based on non-targeted molecular information. The system compares some generated data with databanks containing reference profiles associated to pathology.