Less Than 1 mm in Diameter, the Camera is Used for Medical Endoscopic
OMER, Israel, May 3 /CNW/ - Medigus Ltd. (TASE: MDGS) has developed the
world's smallest video camera - just 0.99 mm in diameter.
These miniature cameras are manufactured from materials suitable for
human medical procedures. They are designed specifically for
small-diameter disposable endoscopic devices, used in diagnostic and
surgical procedures in regions of the anatomy where larger scopes are
not viable. Medical fields in which such tools are required include:
cardiology; orthopedics; gastroenterology; gynecology; otolaryngology,
bronchoscopy and robotic surgery.
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These cameras will be integrated into endoscopic devices developed and
manufactured by the company, and also sold to third-party medical
device manufacturers. Medigus will begin supplying camera samples in
the coming weeks to US and Japanese companies which produce
cardiology-related devices. The miniature cameras offered by Medigus
are supported by the company's digital video processing systems.
The second generation cameras utilize advanced technology, notably the
TSV (Through Silicon Via) method which enables miniaturization and
reduction of mass-production costs. A dedicated 0.66x0.66 mm CMOS
sensor provides high image resolution at 45,000 pixels. When
manufactured and sold in large quantities, the costs are sufficiently
low for the camera to be used in disposable devices, eliminating the
need for costly, time-consuming and potentially hazardous device
The global miniature camera market for disposable endoscopic devices is
estimated at 4M units in 2011 and 7M in 2015.
"We are excited to release our second generation of disposable cameras
to further progress the medical endoscopic field." said Dr. Elazar
Sonnenschein, CEO for Medigus Ltd. "Medical procedures that have not
been possible until now become possible with the world's smallest
camera. The advanced technology provides the medical community and
patients with safe, quality and cost-effective treatment."
About Medigus Ltd.
Medigus is a medical device company that specializes in developing
innovative endoscopic procedures and devices. Medigus is a pioneer
developer of a unique proprietary endoscopic device for the treatment
of GERD, one of the most common chronic diseases in the Western world.
Medigus has an advanced technology platform that includes the necessary
elements for developing a wide range of endoscopic procedures. The
platform includes various CCD and CMOS video cameras developed by
Medigus. For additional information please visit http://www.medigus.com
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Dr. Yaron Silberman