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

  WP8 Tissue Sampling & Treatment

Objectives
Sampling of cells and tissues is a relevant step in the diagnosis of cancer. Therefore tissue sampling means are important for the concept of intelligent capsules for the GI tract. The treatment functions of the capsule are closely associated to the tissue sampling, since this will involve mechanical tissue removal techniques. Besides these mechanical functions, also thermal tissue destruction techniques as well as the release of fluids, such as locally acting drugs will be investigated. It is the objective that this will involve advanced pharmaceutical tumour treatment concepts, such as antibody therapy.

WP Leader
Endosmart GmbH, Germany

Participants
novineon Healthcare Technology Partners GmbH, Germany
KIST Europe GmbH, Germany
CTMN Centre de transfert en micro & nanotechnologies, France
Ovesco Endoscopy AG, Germany
Innovent Technology e.V., Germany