art photonics is proud to be a part of the Quantum-Enhanced Early Diagnostics (QEED) project, which aims to revolutionize cancer diagnosis and treatment by developing a novel imaging technique based on quantum entangled photon pairs. This technology, known as QEED microscopy, will enable label-free examination of tissue samples in just two minutes, significantly reducing measurement time and allowing for high sample throughput.
Collaborating with three research institutes, two clinical institutes, and five industrial partners, the QEED project is a groundbreaking effort to transfer measurement information from mid-infrared (MIR) to near-infrared (NIR), allowing for faster and more reliable diagnoses, reducing false-negative and false-positive results, and decreasing psychological distress associated with screening.
We are honored to contribute to this innovative project and look forward to the impact it will have on the field of biomedical research and clinical pathology. Found out more about the project on our LinkedIn post.
The QEED Project is funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung in the context of the funding program “quantum technologies - from basic research to market”.
Comparison of tissue analysis: Colorectal cancer tissue sample using hematoxylin and eosin staining as
gold standard (A), MIR (QCL)‐ (B) and FTIR‐based imaging system (C). The times shown indicate the
duration of the measurements. Red, pathological regions and infiltrating inflammatory cells; white,
muscle; green, connective tissue; cyan, crypts; and blue, lumen. The comparison shows that the MIR
imaging results are in good agreement with those obtained by FTIR imaging.
Copyright: Klaus Gerwert et.al. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS | (2018) 8:7717 | DOI:10.1038/s41598‐018‐26098‐w