Lightpoint Medical’s surgical imaging system, LightPath, has won ‘new electronic product of the year’ and the coveted ‘grand prix’ at the British Engineering Excellence Awards.
The LightPathTM Imaging System helps surgeons to precisely locate cancer cells, ensuring diseased tissue can be cleared in a single operation. It is the first commercially available imaging device with this capability. The product was developed in collaboration with R&D specialist Sagentia.
LightPath integrates the latest imaging technology with a mobile device suitable for use in busy operating rooms.
Alistair Fleming, Head of Surgical and Diagnostics at Sagentia, says: “The system detects Cerenkov Luminescence, a subtle light produced by PET imaging agents widely used in cancer diagnosis. The light is so faint that it is like trying to see a candle from 40 miles away, presenting significant challenges.”
LightPath is commercially available in Europe.