This year’s winner is VUB researcher Hans Ingelberts of the Department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO). His project SurgeLight aims at developing a surgery guidance system capable of simultaneous and real-time visualization of specific tissues of interest such as tumors, nerves and blood vessels. Such system could be applicable to open surgery as well as robot surgery or even endoscopic diagnosis procedures. To realize this, SurgeLight brings together two key-enabling technologies: nanobody-based fluorescent contrast agents and a fluorescence lifetime imaging system.
The MedTech Accelerator® is a Brussels initiative developed by lifetech.brussels to boost medical entrepreneurship in Brussels. This 4-month program aims to accelerate the creation, development and marketing of MedTech projects through guidance.
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