MOLLI Surgical’s Breast Cancer Technology Named in TIME’s 2022 Best Inventions

By November 15, 2022 Newsroom

Wire-free technology that provides a better patient experience before, during, and after surgery is recognized in the Medical Care category

MOLLI Surgical’s wire-free and radiation-free breast cancer localization technology has been named to TIME’s 2022 Best Inventions list in the Medical Care category. Every year, TIME recognizes inventions that are solving compelling problems in creative ways.

When patients learn they have cancer, they face a difficult road ahead. If the patient needs surgery, MOLLI® is the smallest localization device on the market that marks the lesion for the surgeon to remove it precisely and confidently. Marking the lesion has traditionally been a difficult experience for the patient — MOLLI can help make this experience less traumatic.

MOLLI Surgical started after one patient stepped up and shared her journey using the traditional wire localization method — specifically, the anxiety, pain, and discomfort she experienced while waiting for surgery. Listening to her inspired both the device and the company. Since then, the team has been on a mission to drastically improve the overall experience for patients and care teams.

MOLLI is FDA-cleared and Health Canada-approved. It allows surgeons to pinpoint cancerous tissue faster and with confidence, offering an improved experience and better cosmetic outcomes for breast cancer patients. MOLLI can also be used to improve the lives of patients with other types of cancers. The wire-free technology includes the MOLLI Marker®, about the size of a sesame seed, which is reliably detected using the MOLLI Wand®. The MOLLI Tablet® then displays the distance down to the millimeter between the tip of the MOLLI Wand and the MOLLI Marker.

“Our team toils over every design choice to reduce the mental, physical and systemic burden on physicians and care teams while truly keeping the patient at the center of everything we do,” said Ananth Ravi, Ph.D., President and CEO of MOLLI Surgical Inc. “Words can’t convey how thrilled we are that TIME has recognized what we’ve achieved with MOLLI. This honor will continue to motivate us to improve the healthcare experience while making MOLLI available to as many people as possible.”

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About MOLLI Surgical:
MOLLI Surgical started in the operating room, where surgeons were using dated tools to treat cancer patients — and we knew we could do better. Our surgical wand is precise, reliable, easy-to-use, and built with the realities of the operating room in mind. More importantly, it is built with patients in mind. Our technology replaces procedures to mark lesions with one that is more precise, efficient, and cost-effective. MOLLI Surgical is proud to build the advanced equipment that patients prefer to have and that physicians prefer to use. Follow us on FacebookLinkedInTwitter, and YouTube.