Members of the Institute for Basic Science in Korea have developed a new multi-modal endoscope, according to a Med Device Online report.
Here are three notes:
1. The endoscope aims at both detecting small cancers and providing therapeutic interventions, such as laser ablation and localized chemotherapy.
2. The device combines transparent bioelectronics, such as lasers, with theranostic nanoparticles, notes the report.
3. Authors of a study conducted on the endoscope said that the system "has the potential to reduce the procedure time and improve the efficiency of minimally invasive surgical procedures for colon cancer treatment."