Friday, May 31, 2013

Fujikura and Micro-Imaging in license agreement for CMOS-based imaging technology

MD&M East 2013, JAPAN & USA: Fujikura Ltd and Micro-Imaging Solutions (MIS) have entered into a license agreement to jointly co-market nano-sized, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor, or CMOS, based endoscopes.

The collaboration leverages the large, commercial scale production capabilities of Fujikura and the proprietary imaging technology of MIS.

MIS owns over 30 issued world-wide patents relating to micro-format CMOS sensor technology and advanced technologies to revolutionize the traditional endoscopic market by providing low-cost, disposable and high-resolution endoscopes. MIS’ proprietary imaging technology enables high-resolution disposable endoscopic devices for the medical marketplace.

The global market for endoscopy was worth $6.2 billion in 2011, is growing at a CAGR of approximately 9.77 percent and is expected to reach approximately $10.9 billion by 2017.

An endoscope is a medical device consisting of a long, thin, flexible tube which has a light and a video camera. Images of the inside of the patient’s body can be seen by the physician on a screen. Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic medical procedure used to examine the interior surfaces of an organ or tissue.

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