October 28, 2021
The Dutch Health Council recommends self-sampling
The Dutch Health Council recommends that self-sampling kits should be offered equivalently to all women who are invited to undergo population screening for cervical cancer, and should automatically be included with these invitations. It takes the view that complete freedom of choice – coupled with the convenience of not having to apply for the set separately – should substantially mitigate any obstacles to participation in the population screening programme. This should enable more cases of cervical cancer to be detected at an early stage.
The Dutch screening organisation is using the Evalyn® brush since 2017.
Click here to read the complete recommendation.
September 10, 2021
Rovers Medical Devices co-operates with BIO Ventures for Global Health to screen women in Rwanda for Cervical Cancer
According to the WHO, nearly 90% of the Cervical Cancer deaths in 2018 occurred in low- and middle-income countries. This is mainly because access to public health services is limited and screening and treatment for the disease have not been widely implemented. Rovers Medical Devices has been selected by BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) to supply screening devices to the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) who will launch a cervical cancer screening campaign in the Bugesera district in the country.
The Rovers Viba-Brush® is a smart and comfortable sampling device that will be used for HPV testing in local laboratories. The campaign of Cervical (and breast) Cancers screening in Bugesera targets women aged 30 to 49 who are encouraged to go for screening in the nearest health centers. The women will be supported by local nurses and localized information and instructions. Rovers and BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) co-operate with the Rwanda Ministry of Health in this important project to improve healthcare services in Africa.
Click here to read the complete article about the screening campaign.
June 30, 2021
Maccabi HMO deploys pilot with the Rovers Evalyn® Brush for women who have not been tested for cervical cancer for more than three years
Israel’s Maccabi HMO is conducting a preliminary pilot with the Rovers Evalyn® brush for women who have not been tested for Cervical Cancer for more than three years.
Although the Ministry of Health recommends that women between the ages of 25 and 65 perform a Pap test once every three years, only about half of these women actually participate.
Now, for the first time in Israel, self-sampling HPV tests were promoted among women who are insured by the HMO and have not been tested for more than three years. The Evalyn® HPV self-sampling test, provided via Rovers Medical Devices local partner Gamidor Diagnostics, could be performed by the women at the health facility or in the comfort of their own home. First results already showed that 7 out of 100 women who participated in the preliminary pilot have been diagnosed positive for high risk Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the virus type that can cause Cervical Cancer. Without this pilot, there is a possibility that these women would have never been found.
May 28, 2021
Rovers Medical Devices at EUROGIN 2021: HPV Self-sampling
Looking forward to the EUROGIN 2021 Congress where Rovers Medical Devices, will be presenting its latest innovations in HPV screening. Besides a smart sample transport solution for LMIC’s, we will also highlight the Evalyn® Self-sampler. In 2020, HPV Self-sampling has proven to be a valuable tool for the continuation of Cervical Cancer screening programmes during COVID19 lock-down times, when physical visits to the doctor were restricted. The Evalyn® HPV Self-sampler can be used in the comfort of your own home and sent via mail to the physician or laboratory for further analyses. Furthermore, the Evalyn® Brush can also play an important role in re-starting the regular Cervical Cancer screening programs in 2021, without additional pressure on the medical professionals who may cope with backlogs. The EUROGIN will be virtual from 30th May – 1st June.
Oct 23, 2020
Certificate & ISO 13485:2016 as a resultant of a true team effort, issued today by TüV USA certifying that the Rovers Medical Devices Quality Management System is in conformance with ISO 13485:2016 under MDSAP for Medical Device requirements.
Very proud to be able to share this recognition of our undisputed embedded attention to above par Quality, in procedures and products. To the benefit of all stake holders involved, and designed with the end-user and patient in mind.
We Care for The World.
Please find the MDSAP-certificate under: About Rovers / Quality Certificates
Feb 13, 2017
New publication in the Int. Journal of Cancer titled: “Human papillomavirus self-sampling for screening non attenders: Opt-in pilot implementation with electronic communication platforms”
In this study the Evalyn device was used with RFID chip for identification.
Jan 14, 2017
HPV self-sampling to become new public cervical cancer screening alternative in the Capital Region of Denmark
HPV self-sampling to cervical screening non-attenders will become a public health care offer in 2017 for women in the Capital Region of Denmark. Initiatives and funding to improve the screening attendance, among them HPV self-sampling, has been described in the “Cancer Act-4” released by the Danish Ministry of Health in October ´16 after receiving recommendations from the Danish Medical Authority in August of the same year.
The Rovers Evalyn device has been chosen for this purpose.
More information can be found on:
Dec 9, 2015 Media Release
Rovers Medical Devices wins the first tender for self-collection sets for hrHVP testing in the new National Cervical Cancer Screening Program in the Netherlands
Rovers Medical Devices is proud to announce that it has been awarded a 5-year contract by the FSB (Collaboration Facility Population Screening) in the Netherlands for the supply of the Rovers® Evalyn® Brush self-collection set for hrHPV testing for non-responders of the national cervical cancer screening program. The decision concludes an extensive public tender process in which providers were assessed on their ability to meet performance, quality and pricing criteria.
In the Netherlands, non-responders of the cervical cancer screening program account for more than 50% of all the cervical cancer cases. It is expected that the possibility for non-responders of the cervical cancer screening program to use a self-collection set for hrHPV testing will lead to a significant reduction in the number of women that will develop cervical cancer.
Announcement Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport:
About the Evalyn® Brush from Rovers Medical Devices
The Evalyn® Brush was specifically developed for the purpose of self-sampling at home. In total more than 50000 women have been involved in studies in which the Evalyn Brush was used. The product was validated in studies targeting different population groups: high risk, responders and non-responders of the screening program. The Evalyn® Brush has in-built features to assure correct sample taking by women.
About Rovers Medical Devices
Rovers Medical Devices is based in Oss, the Netherlands. Rovers designs, develops, manufactures and markets cell sampling devices for cytological-, bacteriological-, viral (HPV)-, and DNA testing. Rovers® products are being used in more than 50 countries all over the world.