OSC Startup Licenses Dual-View Probe for Medical Endoscopy

    Date Posted: 
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Professors of Optical Sciences Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee and Dr. Rongguang Liang have formed a startup company called Omniscient LLC and licensed new technology through Tech Launch Arizona. The dual-view endoscopic device aims to help save lives by increasing cancerous polyp detection. 

    Tech Launch Arizona summarizes how the new device functions,

    "The invention provides a simultaneous forward and 360-degree rear view in a single display.  In the colon, it permits doctors to see forwards and backwards at the same time and see behind approximately 100 folds in a typical colon. The result is an imaging system that allows growths that are normally not seen by traditional forward-viewing endoscopes to be detected and removed, identifying more pre-cancerous polyps to prevent many more cancers than conventional endoscopes."

    Read the full article from Tech Launch Arizona.

    Photo: Paul Tumarkin / Tech Launch Arizona