Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

ICT 2010

VECTOR: Robotics and microtechnology for next generation capsule endoscopes

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. The VECTOR project aims at investigating and developing a miniaturised robotic pill for advanced diagnostics and therapy in the human digestive tract. The project mission is to make a significant contribution to the diagnosis and treatment of digestive cancers and their precursors and to strengthen the competitiveness of the European biomedical industry through innovative technologies.

If cancer is detected at the stage of pre-malignancy, local therapy, such as tissue resection or destruction, can be used to eradicate the disease before malignant transformation and the onset of invasive cancer.

The overall medical goal of the project is to enable medical devices through advanced technology that can dramatically improve early detection and treatment of GI early cancers and cancer precursors.

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