The Evalyn® Brush is the most reliable self-sampling device for screening for the Human PapillomaVirus (HPV). HPV is the causative agent of cervical cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths among women world-wide.
Self-sampling without discomfort
Timely screening can prevent cervical cancer. However, many women do not participate in screening at regular intervals, because they do not have enough time, or are worried, embarrassed, fear discomfort, or for cultural reasons. The Evalyn® Brush helps to overcome these issues by allowing a screening sample to be taken in the privacy of the woman’s home. It is an easy, safe and reliable method of collecting vaginal/cervical specimens without discomfort. The design and ease-of-use ensure the highest number of valid samples across all age groups.
Benefits of the Evalyn® Brush:
- Built-in features to assure correct sample taking
- Standardized method for taking samples results in the highest number of valid samples across all age groups (one time right, no repeat sampling)
- A comprehensive solution for self-sampling: collecting, shipping and easy processing in the laboratory
- Available with a unique RFID chip to link to women
Highest number of valid samples: one time right, no repeat sampling
The Evalyn® Brush is the only device offering built-in features to ensure correct sample taking and to reassure women. The insertion indicator wings and feedback click sounds guide the woman and simplify correct usage. The Evalyn® Brush’s soft and flexible hairs collect sufficient cell material, irrespective of the age or health of the woman concerned. This has been confirmed in clinical studies. The large scale self-sampling implementation performed in Copenhagen, Denmark showed a resulting inadequate sample rate as low as 0.31% on returned self taken Evalyn brushes (a valid sample in 99.69% of the cases!). This study also demonstrated that the Evalyn Brush® is suitable for women across all age groups.
Easy to use, safe to ship, perfect to process
The Evalyn® Brush is more than just a device. It is a safe procedure for collecting, shipping and easy processing of self-collected samples. The Evalyn® device itself is also the shipping container, so no extra and complicated handling is required by the woman. The cap and packaging protect the sample during shipment. The sample is so rich in DNA that different dilutions can be applied on the sample in the laboratory dependent upon the volume in which the brush head is re-suspended into. These features make the Evalyn® Brush a comprehensive solution in the field of self-sampling.
Unique identification with RFID
Mixing up samples ID’s? Secure identification of the woman returning a self taken sample is pivotal for the integrity of any self-sampling program. Equipped with barcodes, the Evalyn® Brush can also be provided with unique identification technology: RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) where an identification chip is incorporated in the device. Using a touch free scanner, the brush can be linked to a woman’s ID securing the patient information.
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Rovers Medical Devices has been specialised in the development of medical devices for self-sampling for over 10 years.