OMER, Israel, Jan. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medigus Ltd. (TASE: MDGS), a medical device company developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and a leader in direct visualization technology, announced today that it has been awarded Japanese patent number 5657673 for its miniature camera, the micro ScoutCam. The patent, entitled SMALL DIAMETER VIDEO CAMERA HEADS AND VISUALIZATION PROBES AND MEDICAL DEVICES CONTAINING THEM, was recorded December 5, 2014 and will be valid until September 16, 2030.
The application was filed for microvisualization technology that has a lens diameter of 1.4mm or less, and uses either CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) or CCD (charge coupled device) image sensors. The micro ScoutCam has a 1.2mm lens diameter and uses CMOS-based lenses. This patent is the first received by Medigus for its micro camera technology, which has a lens diameter of 1.4mm or less.
"We are pleased with this newly granted patent for multiple claims, which is the first one for our microvisualization technology of such small diameter. We are committed to further developing the patent holdings over our proprietary technology, which we continually seek to enhance with the latest miniaturization and visualization advancements to deliver innovative new solutions for a broad scale of unmet needs in medical, industrial and other scientific applications", said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Medigus.
Medigus has previously been awarded patents for its Intellectual Property, including for MUSE(TM), its medical device that incorporates a miniature camera to perform incisionless, endoscopic procedures within the GI tract, as well as other product designs incorporating micro ScoutCam products for integration into various devices in industrial and other medical applications. Medigus has also filed to register this new patent for approval in the U.S., Europe, South Korea and Israel.
Medigus is a medical device company specializing in developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and highly innovative imaging solutions. Medigus is a pioneer developer of a unique proprietary endoscopic device, the MUSE system, to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), one of the most common chronic diseases in the western world. As an expert in micro-endoscopic devices, Medigus has developed a range of micro CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) and CCD (charge-coupled device) video cameras, including the patented micro ScoutCam 1.2, which to the best of the company's knowledge, is the smallest in the world. These innovative cameras are suitable for both medical and industrial applications. The MUSE system incorporates Medigus' revolutionary micro ScoutCam technology. Based on its proprietary technologies, Medigus designs and manufactures endoscopy and micro camera systems for partner companies, including major players in the medical device and industrial industries. The company is committed to providing integrated solutions to meet all of its customer's imaging needs. Medigus is traded on the TASE (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange). To learn more about the company's advanced technology, please visit http://www.medigus.com/ or www.microscoutcam.com.
About micro ScoutCam
As an expert in micro-endoscopic devices, Medigus developed the smallest CMOS and CCD video cameras in the world. These innovative cameras are suitable for both medical and industrial applications. The company developed a revolutionary patented 1.2mm-diameter CMOS camera - which to the best of the company's knowledge is the smallest video camera in the world as well as a 3mm CCD camera. Centered around an advanced technology platform, these micro-cameras and Medigus related endoscopic technologies have already been implemented in the following medical fields: Gastroenterology, Bronchoscopy, Cardiovascular, ENT, Urology, Gynecology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Dental, NOTES (Natural Orifice Trans-luminal Endoscopic Surgery) etc. The cameras are also in use at leading industrial companies in a variety of applications such as remote non-destructive testing (NDT), micro drilling inspection, cavities inspection, tube inspection and robotics.
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