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Sonda E-OCT basada en sistemas microelectromecánicos

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOKR20160513001
Publicado:
07/06/2016
Caducidad:
07/06/2017
Resumen:
Una pyme coreana desarrolla y fabrica chips microelectromecánicos (MEMS) que se integran con tomografía de coherencia óptica endoscópica (E-OCT). La tecnología puede emplearse para visualizar imágenes 3D cuando el dispositivo se inserta dentro de órganos humanos, como el estómago, siendo un apoyo crucial para diagnosticar enfermedades como cáncer de piel y estómago, etc. El dispositivo está hecho de silicio, que presenta buenas propiedades eléctricas y mecánicas, tiene un tamaño pequeño (4x4 mm) y peso reducido (4 mg) y consume muy poca energía. La empresa busca socios con el fin de establecer acuerdos de cooperación técnica, fabricación o comercialización.

Details

Tittle:
Optron probe based on micro-electro-mechanical systems
Summary:
A Korean SME has developed and is manufacturing micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) chips that are integrated with endoscopic optical coherence tomography (E-OCT). The technology can be used to visualise 3D images when the device is inserted inside the human organs. The company is looking for a partner for technical cooperation, manufacturing and commercial agreement.
Description:
A Korean SME is specialised in two business areas - (1) Optic components for wire communication, (2) MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) scanner and the related devices. The company manufactures probes for endoscopic optical Coherence Tomography (E-OCT), handset probe for skin cancer (malignant melanoma) inspection, finger vein security certification extraction device, wall plate system.

Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology is initially stemmed from semiconductor microfabrication. It enables the creation of micro-optical elements such as MEMS scanners. The device is made with silicon, which has good electrical and mechanical properties. The technology enables real time monitoring inner part of human organs such as stomach. Therefore, it provides crucial support to diagnose illnesses, for example, skin and stomach cancer, etc.

The MEMS scanner chips are integrated with endoscopic optical coherence tomography (E-OCT). Integrated with E-OCT probe, MEMS scanner scans the target objects such as tissues inside human organs in 3D images. The device will expand the diagnostic technique from recent fields in ophthalmology and dentist to a wide range of MEMS medical application and markets, which can ultimately improve patients´ welfare.

The MEMS scanners feature a relective mirror, torsional springs, and electrical paths. The mirror redirects incident beam toward specific direction where users want to scan the target object. The incident beam is usually laser, but other kinds of light sources can also be used. The torsional springs, which connect the mirror with frame anchors, makes the mirror to rotate at specific angles. For two-axis scanner, the mirror can rotate in two dimensional ways around torsional springs, which are placed in orthogonal direction on each axis. The electrical signal is the main source that generates forces to rotate the mirror.
Advantages and Innovations:
- micrometre scale image resolution
- no limitation of the number of tests by using infrared (IR) source
- real time monitoring of internal organs of human body
- no biopsy procedure is required for early diagnosis of illness (the technology uses miniaturised E-OCT integrated with MEMS scanners)
- small size (4x4 square milimeter), low weight (4mg), and minimum power consumption
- acquiring 3D images by scanning beam in two-dimensionally, together with optical interferometer
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
IPs:
Patents granted

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Type of partner sought
- SME, Universities, Research institution, larger company

Specific area of activity of partner
- Distributors , diagnostics, optical imaging technology, manufacturer of hospital and care equipment, surgery and endoscopy

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought
- Joint researches in further product development related to MEMS chips and potential customers to provide MEMS chips to a wide variety of applications.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME 50-249
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
01002001 Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics
01002012 Semiconductores
06001013 Tecnología médica / ingeniería biomédica