Medgadget reader Dr. Netter writes:
I came across a company called Mauna Kea Technologies.
They recently released the “GI” and “Lung” version of their cellular-level Cellvizio confocal endoscope.
What is great about the new GI and Lung Cellvizios is that a practitioner can insert one of their miniprobes (only 300 um to 2.8 mm in diameter) into a conventional endoscope and record microscopic level movies of the tissue as fast as 12 frames/sec.
The Image Atlas at http://www.maunakeatech.com contains several movies recorded by medical research labs and clinical practitioners in the US and in Europe. The recordings show an impressive level of detail. Their web site also mentions that they recently signed a distribution deal with Leica for their Small Animal imaging system.
To further learn about endo-microscopy, check out Mauna Kea’s technologies page…