Versatile Endoscopic Capsule for gastrointestinal TumOr Recognition and therapy
  Funded by the European Commission, Sixth Framework Programme, Information Society Technologies Priority

KIST Europe GmbH, Germany

In 1996, KIST Europe research institute was established in Saarbruecken, Germany, as a branch institute of KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology) in Seoul, Korea. Starting with 5 scientists working in close cooperation with the University Saarland and Fraunhofer IBMT, KIST Europe expanded to a research institute with today 46 employees. Since the foundation 16 patents have been registered and 2 products brought to the market.
One main research objective of KIST Europe focuses on the innovation basic and applied research in the field of medical technology and therapy. The biomedical R&D on biochips and sensors as well as micro-medical systems is being done actively. During the past years the Medtronics group of KIST Europe is engaged in the development of a new cancer therapy combining natural immune cells and a MEMS biochip system for autonomous drug targeting.