1. Photonics21 digs in for next phase of continental R&D

    Photonics21 digs in for next phase of continental R&D

    Laser pen for ‘while you wait' cancer test The Photonics21 team says that another successful PPP-related development has been delivered by the Automatic Detection of VAscular Networks for Cancer Evaluation (ADVANCE) project team. They have produced a portable laser scanner that can diagnose a malignant melanoma in less than one minute, promising to become what its developers describe as "the world‘s first while-you-wait test for skin cancer." The imaging system, intended to eliminate discomfort and uncertainty for patients, is able to fit every stage of disease identification within the short time of a single doctor's appointment. Using a ...

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