Histologics LLC is proud to have developed Soft-ECC® endocervical curette, and the SoftBiopsy® exocervical gynecological biopsy device. Both devices employ a multipatented hooked fabric (Kylon®) that simultaneously biopsies with frictional raking/de-bonding of epithelium from stroma, and traps and stores the tissue for transport to the lab.
The Soft-ECC® and SoftBiopsy® were developed with the patient care experience in mind. The Soft-ECC® design is intended to fit into most endocervical canals and yield an abundant biopsy sample. The ECC procedure is usually performed to remove tissue from the endocervical canal for histological analysis during colposcopy or during the diagnostic work-up of abnormal peri-menopausal or menopausal bleeding. Unlike cytobrush sampling which is a cytologic screening modality, Soft-ECC curettage produces diagnostic histological samples.
Anaheim, CA - A new study compares new, safe, single-use disposable biopsy curettes tipped with a medical fabric (Kylon®) with the pre-existing reusable metal sharp curettes. Dr. Justin Diedrich at UC Riverside School of Medicine and co- investigators Drs. Sumra Rathore and Joel Bentz, leading pathologists from Aurora Diagnostics, Palm Beach, Florida, have published a large study regarding over 10,000 colposcopy work-ups after abnormal Pap Smears and Human Papillomavirus testing in the July e-issue of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. Dr. Diedrich stated “Our study proved the new brushes are superior in tissue yield with which the colposcopists discovered disease that the older devices missed”.
"I think I speak for all of the providers in our large group & can say these products have been a game changer for our patients. The satisfaction and comfort is amazing and pathology also appreciates the excellent tissue quality. Will never go back to the old very painful methods. Please feel free to send any San Antonio & surrounding area patients our way. Excellent product!"
Henry Garza MD, FACOG Acacia OBG Schertz - NE San Antonio Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology Section Baptist Healthcare System San Antonio, TX
"I’m really pleased with the instruments you developed and am using them exclusively. Nice samples, not much discomfort, not too deep, and nothing to sterilize!"
Myron R. Kanofsky M.D, Orange, CA OBGYN Colposcopist