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VECTOR: Robotics and microtechnology for next generation capsule endoscopes

VECTOR Project (1st Prize Exhibition)
VECTOR Project (1st Prize Exhibition)

This is a technology or research stand, located in Zone R5 - Digital Society. Stand number: R5-01

The objective of the VECTOR project is to develop intelligent endoscopic capsules using innovations in micro- and nanotechnology.

VECTOR (Versatile Endoscopic Capsule for gastrointestinal TumOr Recognition and therapy) plans to investigate and develop a miniaturised robotic pill for advanced diagnostics and therapy in the human digestive tract. The aim is to make a significant contribution to the diagnosis and treatment of digestive cancers and their precursors, thus strengthening the competitiveness of the European biomedical industry through innovative technologies. If cancer is detected at the pre-malignancy stage, localised therapy can be used to eradicate the disease before malignant transformation and the onset of invasive cancer. The project’s overall goal is to enable medical devices by means of advanced technology that can dramatically improve early detection and treatment of early cancers and cancer precursors.

Technical description

Coordinator: Marc Oliver SCHURR (novineon Healthcare Technology Partners GmbH, Management, Germany)

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