OptiZED for future medicine
The OptiZED project, a coorperation between innoFSPEC and the Center for Molecular Bioengineering (B CUBE) Dresden, is developing specialised optical sensing devices for the minimal invasive diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Optical fibers coated with specific nanostructures could soon be used to identify medical indicators such as inflammatory or cancer biomarkers. The same device might also be used to treat the diagnosed condition, for example by releasing pharmaceutical agents exactly at the required location. An article about the great potential of this new technology was recently published in an insert of the Tagespiegel and Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten (German). You can also find more information here.