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01. August 2019

BMBF funding granted

Tissue ablation by laser is a common method for tumor resection, especially for endoscopic procedures. However, the recognition of the tumor margins is a major problem because during the operation, there is no time to carry out an extensive histological examination. This leads to repeated operations and a lower recovery potential for the patients.

Some time ago, the potential of hyperspectral imaging (HSI) for the detection of tumor tissue was recognized. As a result, the joint project “TheraOptik” was launched. The aim of this project is the development of a combined solution consisting of endoscope, ablation laser and HSI imaging, which enables the real-time detection of remaining tumor tissue and thus maximizes the chances of successful treatment.
Today, the funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung – BMBF) for “TheraOptik” was confirmed.

We are very pleased with the provided funds, which will enable us to begin work immediately in order to improve cancer treatment in the near future.