Investigation of colorectal cancer tissues is tedious, expensive, and unreliable. Pathology staff perform the search for lymph nodes by hand, which makes the process labour, time, and resource intensive. Crucially, given the limitations of human touch, smaller lymph nodes may be missed, which can impact accurate cancer staging and treatment for patients.

Introducing the Lymphonator

The first-ever automated, bench-top robotic scanning device that will make the lymph node search process in surgically removed colorectal cancer tissues less labour intensive, less costly, and more reliable for pathology laboratories, resulting in better informed treatment decisions, fewer patient complications/fatalities, and hospitals continuously meeting quality cancer metrics. 

Less Labour Intensive

The Lymphonator’s imaging tool automatically scans the entire specimen and marks lymph nodes for easy extraction. The set-and-forget feature allows pathology staff to tend to other clinical duties in parallel.

Find All Lymph Nodes

The imaging modality used with our device can detect smaller lymph nodes than what is possible with human touch.

Decrease Costs

Pathology departments will see a rapid return on their investment with savings from lab materials and improved sample throughput when using the Lymphonator.

What makes the Lymphonator so much better than the current method?

Better Lymph Node Detection

Our imaging tool enables pathology staff to reliably find lymph nodes less than 5 mm in size, which are difficult to detect with the human finger.


The set-and-forget feature allows pathology staff to concurrently do other work, while the Lymphonator automatically finds and marks lymph nodes for later extraction.

Seamless Workflow Integration

Our device respects the many steps involved in the clinical workflow. Only 1 step, the manual and tedious lymph node search, is replaced by the Lymphonator.