Medical device based on microwave technology for prevention and diagnosis of diseases (Ref.TEC0125)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a serious health burden in which screening is capable of reducing both the mortality and the incidence of the disorder. Among cancer types, CRC is one of the most deadly cancers.
The invention consists in the integration of a microwave system in a medical device for imaging and tissue characterization purposes. It covers the apparatus engaged to the distal end of the medical device and the methods used for visualization and its integration with the existing device.
- improve the early diagnosis
- real-time information during the procedure
- detect hidden tumors and flat polyps
External market experts demonstrate that medical imaging market shows a continuous and sustainable growth. According to a 2013 TriMark Study, the current volume of this market is on 20B€, it is predicted to reach 26B€ in 2017 and to spike to over 30B€ by 2019.
This project has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the PO FEDER 2014-2020 for Catalonia