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Medical Diagnostics and Devices

Smart Needle for Safer and More Effective Brain Surgery

A new high-tech medical technology towards making brain surgery safer has been developed by IPAS member and ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics Senior Investigator Prof Robert McLaughlin.

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Optical Fibre Sensing to Aid Breast Cancer Research

An IPAS research team led by Dr Erik Schartner (left) has developed an optical fibre probe that distinguishes breast cancer tissue from normal tissue – potentially allowing surgeons to be much more precise when removing breast cancer, avoiding removal of excessive healthy tissue, or some cancerous tissue being left behind.

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Novel imaging technique to detect biomarkers of early-stage ovarian cancer

MALDI-MSI of N-glycans is a relatively new technique that has immense potential in several clinical applications including identification and validation of biomarkers in cancer tissues. IPAS PhD student Matthew Briggs recently published about using this novel technique to spacially map sugars on ovarian cancer tissue samples.

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