UCSD’s Institutional Review Board Approves Second Clinical Study with LiverScope®

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2023

The University of California San Diego IRB provides the green light for the NIH-sponsored clinical study. The recruitment of patients is starting for the LiverScope®’s pivotal study. 

Successful completion of this SBIR effort will set Livivos up to take the LiverScope® through the FDA 510(k) clearance process, allowing the placement of the device in clinical settings and greatly increasing patient access to liver disease monitoring and steatosis reduction drug efficacy evaluation. 


About Livivos

Livivos is introducing its LiverScope®, an innovative, Point-of-Care liver disease diagnostic device that has the potential to revolutionize how the disorder is detected, graded, and managed. The LiverScope® offers liver disease diagnosis capabilities similar to MRI’s in a compact, open, table-based form factor that can be set up in a clinical exam room and doesn’t subject patients to claustrophobic environments or loud noises. Livivos is working to obtain FDA clearance so that the LiverScope® will be available to patients across the US, with a long-term goal of placing it in clinical environments world-wide.

For more information visit www.livivos.com.

About UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system, is dedicated to delivering outstanding patient care through commitment to community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching. Its specialty care for serious and complex conditions is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report and other organizations. The 808-bed academic health system includes UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest and Jacobs Medical Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion and Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, all in La Jolla, as well as primary care and same-day services at clinics throughout Southern California.

For more information, visit health.ucsd.edu.

Research described in this release is supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R43DK135225. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.