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31 March 2024
Discover our new product: Transmission Fiber Optic Probe

In the dynamic field of Lab & Industrial Spectroscopic Applications, precision and reliability are foundational. art photonics GmbH is excited to announce the launch of our Transmission Probe, the next step in the technology of remote spectroscopic measurements in liquids. This isn't just progress—it's a crucial step forward in ensuring accuracy and reliability in your […]

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27 March 2024
Raman Probe - Updated Optical Design!

art photonics is excited to announce the latest update to our FlexiSpec product line: the upgraded Raman Fiber Optic Probe with an advanced optical design. Designed for unmatched versatility and precision, the updated Raman probe marks a significant advancement in spectral analysis capabilities. Available in both multi-wavelength (630-785 nm) or single-wavelength (532 and 785 nm) […]

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14 March 2024
APACT 2024 | 23-25 April 2024, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

We are excited to share that our CEO, Viacheslav Artyushenko, will be attending and presenting at APACT 2024, a key event for leaders in process monitoring, data analysis, process modeling, and control. As proud sponsors of this conference, art photonics is at the forefront of advancing Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and fostering significant progress across […]

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13 March 2024
Analytica 2024 | 09–12 April, 2024, Munich, Germany

Join art photonics at Analytica 2024! We are happy to announce our participation in Analytica 2024, taking place from April 09 to 12, 2024, in Munich, Germany! We are more than eager to present our pioneering fiber optic solutions that define precision in remote spectroscopic measurements and are at the forefront of combining analytical methods, […]

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art photonics GmbH, founded in Berlin in September 1998, is one of the worldwide leaders in development and production of specialty fiber products for a broad spectrum from 300 nm to 16 µm. Unique technologies of Polycrystalline Mid InfraRed (PIR-) fibers and Metal coated Silica fibers are used for assembly of various spectroscopy probes for medical diagnostics and industrial process control, in volume production of fiber for medical and industrial lasers, for different fiber bundles, etc. Since January 2024 art photonics GmbH is a member of NYNOMIC GROUP.

Innovative “Raman – needle” fiber optic probe for tumour delineation in the oral cavity

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20 March 2020

Here we report the development of a new “Raman-needle” fiber probe, which was designed and manufactured as part of the RaSure project, funded by the EU “Eurostars” program.

About RaSure project:

Oral cavity cancer is a major public health issue, with annually 300.000 new cases. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment, but adequate tumour removal is not achieved in 85% of the cases. This affects survival and leads to additional treatment of patients by radiotherapy or chemotherapy. The hands and eyes of the surgeon are insufficient for tumour delineation in the oral cavity. Significant improvement is needed to improve the surgical success rate. In frames of RaSure, a fully automated Raman spectroscopic device is under development to achieve complete tumour removal in oral cancer surgeries. The product will consist of a dedicated Raman-based tissue inspection device, the operational system and disposable fiber-optic needle probes.

The consortium, which includes three companies: art photonics GmbH, RiverD International BV and Erasmus MC was tasked to develop a fully automated Raman spectroscopic device to help surgeons achieve complete tumour removal in oral cavity cancer surgeries. The device is inspecting removed tissue to check if the tumour has been removed with a sufficient boundary of healthy tissue during the surgery. If not, the device will inform the surgeon where extra tissue should be removed to achieve complete tumour removal. The role of art photonics GmbH is the development of the unique disposable Raman-needle fiber probe that can be inserted into the tissue multiple times and measure without loss of quality of the results.

The innovative needle probe is satisfied the strict requirements from clinicians: tiny diameter (less than 1 mm), biocompatible materials and robustness. The above-mentioned features allow Raman probe to be inserted into the tissue sample multiple times. The Raman needle probe prototypes were extensively tested together with consortium partners in Erasmus MD and in Charité Clinic in operational theatre. The prototypes on fresh resected human tongue samples are showed reliable performance in recognition of cancer and non-cancer samples. The differentiation between tumour (T) and normal (N) parts of tongue are clearly visible both on Raman spectra and on PCA models. The results are perfectly corresponding to the information received from surgeon.

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