01. August 2019

BMBF grant confirmed

Especially for endoscopic applications, the laser tissue ablation is a usual approach for the resection of carzinoma.
A problematic issue is the detection of the tumor margins. Because of the limited time, an extensive histology is not possible. In consequence, multiple operations and higher post-operative complications can occur which highly affect the recovery potential of the patients

The high potential of hyperspectral imaging (HSI) for the detection of carzinoma tissue has already been investigated. In conclusion, the project TheraOptik was founded. The aim of theis project is the development of an endoskopic approach whcih combines laser ablation technologies with the HSI visualisation. The real time characterization of carzinoma tissue enables the surgeon to entirely resect the all malign tissue within one operation and reduces the risk of following surgeries to a minimum.

Today, the BMBF confirmed to grant this project. We are very thankful for this support and looking forward to start developing this great technology and help to improve the modern oncology.

18. July 2019

“HYPerspectral Enhanced Reality” in the journal “Surgical Endoscopy”

The future of HSI?!

The team of the IRCAD Strasbourg just published their work “HYPerspectral Enhanced Reality (HYPER): a physiology-based surgical guidance tool.”

The article in the journal “Surgical Endoscopy” describes the aproach to use of hyperspectral imaging (HSI) for detection and quantification of ishemic swine bowel tissue. Focussing at the clinical application, the processed HSI data have been transferred to an augemented reality interface. This was realized by training and validating an enhanced reality algorythm. In summary, a practical approach to display important perfusion characteristics within a live video image has been presented within this paper.

Furthermore, Barberio et. al. showed that the parameters StO2, NIR-perfusion and Tissue Water Index (TWI) correlate with the biomarkers local capillary lactate (LCL) and reactive oxygen species (ROS).

We kindly congratulate Dr. Barberio and his team to this great article and are looking forward for their next publications.

08. July 2019

TIVITA®at high-altitude flight

Our cooperation partner HAIP wants to make agriculture more efficient in order to save costs and reduce environmental pollution. For this purpose, problems should be identified earlier and dealt with more specifically.

One component is the optical analysis of the fields from the air, which is carried out with the help of our TIVITA®. The drone’s maiden flight recently took place.
HAIP can be found here

We keep our fingers crossed for HAIP for the upcoming tasks and look forward to a further cooperation!

12. June 2019

Diaspective Vision and endoscopy specialist KARL STORZ sign technology partnership agreement

Pepelow, 12.06.2019: As a result of its experience in hyperspectral imaging – an innovative and promising diagnostic technology for medicine – Diaspective Vision GmbH has succeeded in acquiring the renowned medical technology company KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG (Tuttlingen/Germany) for a technology partnership.

KARL STORZ, the medical technology company specialized in endoscopy, will expand its product portfolio in the field of non-invasive and contrast medium-free imaging procedures with Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) systems and intends to use these as a suitable complement to endoscopic imaging systems.

For Diaspective Vision, this cooperation represents a great success and a promising milestone in the company’s development. KARL STORZ is not only a strong partner with many years of medical technology expertise for the coming challenges, but this cooperation also offers an optimal platform for establishing the process with physicians worldwide. “This partnership is possible because our highly specialized team is continuously working on the further development of diagnostic solutions. Within the first few weeks, it already became apparent how many synergies can be created in the joint cooperation”, explains Dr. Axel Kulcke, Managing Director of Diaspective Vision. “I am pleased to see that our team has succeeded in setting this strong signal for our company and our region,” he continues.

The next steps are already being prepared in order to make medical diagnostics even better in other fields of application and with increased objectivity in the future, whereby the focus is always on optimized patient care.

About the companies:
KARLS STORZ SE & Co. KG is the leading manufacturer in endoscopy and offers solutions for human and veterinary medicine. For more than 70 years, the family-run company from Baden-Wuerttemberg has stood for tradition, high-tech and quality.

Diaspective Vision GmbH is an innovative medical technology company based in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which was founded in 2015 to establish hyperspectral imaging technology in medicine.

28. May 2019

Additional awards at the MGG/MDCV conference

At the joint annual conference of the Mitteldeutsche Gesellschaft für Gastroenterologie (MGG) and the Mitteldeutsche Chirurgenvereinigung (MDCV), four attendees from Leipzig have been awarded. Beside the Poster of Marianne Maktabi (see post from May 17th 2019), three other awards have been given in the category “Young surgeons of Saxony”:

Hannes Köhler (Presentation award)
„Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) during esophagectomy for the measurement of ischemic conditioning effects of gastric conduit“

Yannis Wichmann (Poster award)
„Classification of barret-carzinoma-preparations by hyperspectral imaging (HSI)”

Marianne Maktabi (Poster award)
„Analysis of hypersektral imaging data of esophagous-resections“

Lena Seidemann (Poster award)
„Diagnostic assessment of adrenal gland indizidentalome – wrong reliability due to missing evidence of malign character in the biopsy“

We kindly congratulate all of them for their outstanding contribution and wish them all the best for their next projects.

17. May 2019

Best Poster Award for Marianne Maktabi at the MGG/MDCV Conference

We congratulate Marianne Maktabi on her success at the joint annual conference of the Mitteldeutsche Gesellschaft für Gastroenterologie (MGG) and the Mitteldeutsche Chirurgenvereinigung (MDCV) in Halle. She received the poster award for her contribution “tissue classification of oncological esophageal resection on the basis of hyperspectral data”. Within the scope of this work, HSI images of esophageal resectates were classified for the first time in order to support the surgeon in the future in localizing tumor borders during interventions.

05. April 2019

HSI in the Journal of Wound Care

The current edition of the Journal of Wound Care (Journal of Wound Care, 28(3), p. 131) contents a consensus document about the topic of hard-to-heal wounds titled “Hard-to-heal wounds: TIMERS for action.”. In the course of this issue, hyperspectral imaging was mentioned as a powerful tool for diagnostics and assessment of wounds. Despite the fact that we are very proud about this consensus, this is another important step towards the establishing HSI as standard tool in the field of wound care.

01. April 2019

HSI at the DGE-BV congress

Simultaneos to the DGCH congress in Munich, the 49. congress of the German Society for Endoskopy and Imaging Technologies (DGE-BV) took place in Stuttgart, Germany.
Again, an approach using HSI convinced the jury:
We kindly congratulate Nico Holfert, who has been awarded for the best poster.

We are happily looking forward for the next great presentations and publications based on our HSI technology.

HSI presented on the best poster at the DGCH congress in munich

Last weekend, the congress of the German Society of Surgery (DGCH) took place in Munich, Germany, where two works in the field of hyperspectral imaging have been awarded as the best poster in their session.

Hannes Köhler presented his work titled “Evaluation of hyperspektral imaging on measurement of ischemic conditioning effects of the gastric conduit”.

Dr. Boris Jansen-Winkeln convinced the jury with his poster abouta “Bestimmung der idealen Anastomosenposition durch hyperspektrale Bildgebung (HSI)”.

We are proud that our HSI technology contributed to such amazing results and we greatly congratulate the authors aswell as the co-authors from the ICCAS and the Leipzig University Hospital: Prof. Ines Gockel, Nico Holfert, Marianne Maktabi, Jonathan Takoh, Sebastian Rabe und Claire Chalopin (MD).

22. March 2019

Diaspective Vision at the EWMA and LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019

This year is going to be exciting! The Diaspective Vision will take part in the EWMA Conference in Gothenburg (June 5. to 7.), aswell as in the LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich (June 24.). We are looking forward to meet you there!
Further informations under Trade Fairs and Conferences.