Mark Faupel
Guided Therapeutics
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Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: GTHP), the maker of a rapid and painless cervical cancer detection test based on its patented biophotonic technology, announced that it will meet with the FDA to finalize the protocol for its clinical study in support of its Premarketing Application for the LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan. The meeting has been set for October 14, 2020. The FDA already has provided the Company with guidance for drafting the study protocol through useful feedback on the Company’s Pre-submission documents and its previous meeting with the FDA.

To gear up for the clinical study, the Company is interviewing potential clinical sites. The study plans to enroll patients at four clinical sites that represent a cross section of the U.S. population of women who are screened for cervical cancer. Because of limitations inherent in current imaging technology, as much as 40% to 50% of disease is missed, even with invasive and expensive biopsy. Under the draft protocol submitted to FDA for review, LuViva will be studied to document its ability to detect a significant number of these missed diagnoses. New national guidelines for cervical cancer management published in April of 2020 stress a preferred risk-based approach, a primary feature of LuViva’s AI-based risk profile algorithms.

“Once FDA has completed the review of the study protocol, we intend to begin enrolling patients as soon as practicable,” said Gene Cartwright, CEO. “Starting our study will be major milestone for the Company’s plans to commercialize LuViva in the U.S.”

About Guided Therapeutics

Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: GTHP) is the maker of a rapid and painless testing platform based on its patented biophotonic technology that utilizes light for the early detection of disease at the cellular level. The Company’s first product is the LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan, a non-invasive device used to detect cervical disease instantly and at the point of care. In a multi-center clinical trial with women at risk for cervical disease, the technology was able to detect cervical cancer up to two years earlier than conventional modalities, according to published reports. For more information, visit:

The Guided Therapeutics LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan is an investigational device and is limited by federal law to investigational use in the U.S. LuViva, the wave logo and "Early detection, better outcomes" are registered trademarks owned by Guided Therapeutics, Inc.

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