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Michelson awarded grant to develop mini optical probe

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The UK government’s Technology Strategy Board has awarded Michelson Diagnostics a £25,000 grant. The money will be used to fund a study into the feasibility of miniaturised optical coherence tomography (OCT) probes for cancer diagnosis. The probes are intended to be attached to the Orpington, UK-based firm’s VivoSight multi-beam OCT scanner, which it CE marked for sale in Europe in October. The scanner is designed to provide images of sub-surface tissue at a "far higher" resolution than other imaging modalities, allowing visualisation of the epidermis, dermis and sub-surface blood vessels. Michelson is hoping to advance the product further via development partnerships with firms such as suppliers of miniature components and commercial partners.

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