Smart biopsy device – Tyndall National Institute

This smart biopsy device is optically enabled for real-time tissue classification.

Some of its characteristics are:

  • Disposable biopsy needle integrated with optical fibres
  • Mechanical actuator for the biopsy sample collection
  • Integrated microoptics module for DRS and AF sensing
  • Stand alone light source for DRS and AF
  • Optical signal processing software
  • Real time tissue analysis