The application of Bio-Photonic sensors for surgical innovation and in-vivo diagnostics – Presented by Ray Burke, Tyndall National Institute, University of Cork, Ireland, at the Health Tech Event which takes place on 08-12-2016 at High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The further application of Bio-Photonics sensors to surgical instruments to enhance surgical procedures and to catheters and potentially guidewire based diagnostic and therapeutic devices will lead to a step change in performance, reliability and miniaturization of these medical devices. Leveraging from the substantial development and worldwide investment in photonics technologies for ICT and in particular integrated photonics and optical sources along with clearly identified clinical needs means that bio-photonics will be truly a key enabling technology for medtech. In this talk we will discuss some of the principles, some examples of the application of the technology and some thoughts for the future applications.
About Ray Burke
Ray Burke is Program manager for ICT for Health in Tyndall national Institute, University of Cork, Ireland for over four years and has 25 years plus experience in the electronics and medical device industry working for large multinational corporations. He came to Tyndall from Boston Scientific where he worked on next generation Pacemakers and ICD’s and hold a research masters in Physics.
Tyndall National Institute is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems. Specialising in both electronics and photonics – materials, devices, circuits and systems.