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Avantis Medical Systems Inc.

BioPhotonics
Jun 2007
Avantis Medical Systems Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its Third Eye Retroscope auxiliary endoscopy system. Passed through the instrument channel of a standard colonoscope, the device provides simultaneous retrograde and forward views of the colon, potentially helping reveal abnormalities in folds or tight turns.

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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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