New device for faster skin biopsy without anesthesia

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Currently a skin biopsy can take approximately 30 minutes to perform, but a new device under development could reduce that time greatly.

The new, ergonomic tool allows clinicians to obtain a biopsy sample with a single click, and can be utilized by non-specialized personnel. In addition, the device complies with sanitation standards established by the Institute for Health Research "Ramón y Cajal" (IRYCIS) and local anesthesia is not necessary for its use.

The shorter time required for this tool to collect a sample will aid inertly detection, especially in fields of high patient demand. Current biopsy procedure requires manual cutting and removal of the base skin layer and closure of the incision afterward via stitches, a more laborious process.

Researchers based at the MAQLAB Research Group at the UC3M Department of Mechanical Engineering have jointly applied to patent the tool with the IRYCIS.

Cristina Castejón, a researcher at the MAQLAB Research Group, has indicated that the new invention is now ready for demonstrations.

Juan Carlos García Prada, the head of the MAQLAB Research Group, stated that the project was a collaboration and created in response to the doctors' needs at the IRYCIS.

New device for faster skin biopsy without anesthesia
Currently a skin biopsy can take approximately 30 minutes to perform, but a new device under development could reduce that time greatly.
Researchers have patented a new device for performing skin biopsies. With this new tool, a skin biopsy can be performed with fewer instruments and the length of the procedure is shortened from thirty minutes to less than five. As a result, faster diagnosis of pathologies such as skin cancer is possible.
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