The MasSpec Pen is a new non-destructive tool that could be used during surgery to identify cancerous tissue in real-time. | Vivian Abagiu/Univ. of Texas at Austin

This New Surgical ‘Pen’ Can Diagnose Cancer Tissue in Seconds

The MasSpec Pen is a simple handheld device that could reduce tissue analysis times from 30 minutes to a mere 10 seconds without harming tissue.