Imagine that it would be possible to treat any patient in an early phase of a disease at any location in the body using tiny instruments that cause no trauma to healthy tissue. Unfortunately, due to the size and limited functionality of current instruments, effective, minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment is not yet possible in many parts of the body. The partners in the project plan to develop a new generation of devices with highly advanced functionality at the tip for instantaneous diagnosis and targeted treatment, allowing diagnosis and therapy in one single procedure.
The project iMIT received a substiantal grant from the Dutch organisation STW
and lays down a firm basis for the national public private partnership Novel Instruments for Minimally Invasive Technologies or NIMIT, coordinated from the Medical Delta. NIMIT is one of eight national cores
within the Innovative Medical Device Initiative