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    1. Imalux Niris 1300e Epithelial OCT System Cleared in Europe

      Imalux Niris 1300e Epithelial OCT System Cleared in Europe

      Imalux out of Cleveland, Ohio received the CE Mark for the Niris 1300e tissue imaging system. The device is used to scan epithelial tissue for signs of disease, essentially like an optical biopsy. It relies on near-infrared optical coherence tomography which doesn’t damage the tissue it’s analyzing, while providing real-time cross-sectional visualization via the attached computer. The probe is sterilizable and can also be used inside a single-use semi-rigid sheath to minimize cleaning between patients.

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    2. NinePoint's OCT Imaging Technology for Barrett's and Esophageal Dysplasia

      NinePoint's OCT Imaging Technology for Barrett's and Esophageal Dysplasia
      NinePoint Medical is a new company developing an optical coherence tomography system for diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus and dysplasia. The firm just signed a major intellectual property licensing agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital that includes rights to 188 patents and patent applications owned by MGH. Here's what a company rep tells Medgadget about its technology: •NinePoint utilizes an advanced form of Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) known as OFDI (optical frequency-domain imaging). Developed by Drs. Brett Bouma and Gary Tearney, two leading researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, OFDI enables physicians to digitally image organs such as the esophagus ...
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    3. IR Micro-Endoscope to See Underneath Epithelium

      IR Micro-Endoscope to See Underneath Epithelium
      University of Florida Researcher Huikai Xie is working on an endoscopic imaging technique using a tiny infrared scanning technology that, when placed near the surface of a tissue, moves rapidly back and forth to not only provide high resolution images of epithelial tissue, but also peer immediately underneath it. Xie and his team have already published forty papers on the research and recently founded WiOptix, Inc. to try and commercialize the technology. His vision is not only to augment and/or supplement a traditional endoscope, but to merge the technology with cutting tools for surgical use, so that "when surgeons ...
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    4. Abbott's Bioabsorbable Xience V Stent Earns High Marks in Clinical Trial

      Abbott's Bioabsorbable Xience V Stent Earns High Marks in Clinical Trial
      The Lancet just published results from a two year clinical trial of Abbott's XIENCE V bioabsorbable drug eluting stent, a device we have covered before. The study has shown that the implant is completely absorbed by the body after two years, as documented by CT scanning, and none of the enrolled patients had an episode of stent stenosis in the 2 year period. From the study abstract: Methods In this prospective, open-label study we enrolled 30 patients who had either stable, unstable, or silent i
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