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Endoscope capsule using ultrasound technology

Objective

The aim of TROY Project is to develop an innovative diagnosis system and indirectly promote the prevention and early warning of superficial cancer and premalignant precursor lesions in the Gastrointestinal tract. The TROY Project intents to develop an Ultrasound Capsule to be used as a first line exam for investigation of diseases in the gastrointestinal tract, such as cancers, Crohn's disease and ulceration. Endoscopy is a field in high evolution and technological investigation that closes the diagnostic gap by enabling physicians to directly view the entire digestive tract.

This is a bigger task than most people realize, since the average adult digestive tract is approximately 9 meters in length. Gastrointestinal endoscopes are now recognized as the only medical devices that can simultaneously perform observations, diagnoses and treatment. The idealized capsule endoscopes will be different from conventional endoscopes once that it does not involve tube insertions or cause pain to the patients.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-SME-COOP
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO AGILUS DE INOVAÇAO EM TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMAÇAO S.A
Address
Rua Dr. Afonso Cordeiro, 877, Sala 2002
Matosinhos
Portugal

Participants (9)

AGT S.R.L
Italy
Address
Via Vigliena 10
Roma
ARDORAN OU
Estonia
Address
Electronics Design, Tuulemae 5
Tallinn
ARTICA TELEMEDICINA S.L.
Spain
Address
Ctra. Valencia Km 7,3 Campus Sur Upm Edif.'la Arboleda' 28031
Madrid
DUNVEGAN SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
15 Chetwood Avenue
Liverpool
LABOR S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
Rome
MEDSONIC LTD
Cyprus
Address
Diogenous 6, Engomi
Nicosia
SOCIETATE COMERCIALA DE CERCETARE, PROIECTARE SI PRODUCTIE ECHIPAMENTE SI INSTALATII DE AUTOMATIZARE
Romania
Address
Calea Floreasca Nr 167 Bis, Camera 1, Sector 1
Bucuresti
ULTRASOUND INSTITUTE, KAUNAS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Lithuania
Address
Donelaicio 73
Kaunas
UNIVERSITY "IULIU HATIEGANU" CLUJ NAPOCA
Romania
Address
No. 13 Emil Isac Street
Cluj-napoca