Versatile Endoscopic Capsule for gastrointestinal TumOr Recognition and therapy
  Funded by the European Commission, Sixth Framework Programme, Information Society Technologies Priority

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The objective of the VECTOR project is to develop intelligent endoscopic capsules using innovations in micro- and nanotechnology. The VECTOR project aims at investigating and developing a miniaturised robotic pill for advanced diagnostics and therapy in the human digestive tract. The project mission is to make a significant contribution to the diagnosis and treatment of digestive cancers and their precursors and to strengthen the competitiveness of the European biomedical industry through innovative technologies.

The VECTOR project is supported by the European Union within the 6th Framework Programme for a duration of four years. The consortium includes 19 partners from industry and research organizations.

 

Dear Visitor
We are currently conducting an
international patient survey
on the future of capsule endoscopy
and invite you to participate.


 

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NEWS

08.2011
Graduate from Reutlingen University is granted Otto-Johannsen Award for his work within the VECTOR project

03.2011
VECTOR project presented at 4th Robotics Day in Ulm (Germany) | March 10, 2011

02.2011
RTL Nachtjournal report on VECTOR project in colon cancer screening

01.2011
VECTOR project presented in German radio

12.2010
EPFL presents VECTOR project to attendees of NCCBI of Switzerland

11.2010
German broadcast report on VECTOR project

11.2010
German MedTec Journal reports on use of industrial robots within VECTOR

11.2010
VECTOR project presented during the open doors of the EPFL in Lausanne

09.2010
The VECTOR project receives "Best Exhibit Award" on ICT 2010 conference in Brussels

09.2010
VECTOR attracts public attention: VECTOR technologies for painless endoscopy on German TV show

09.2010
VECTOR partners from KU Leuven, Belgium, and FORTH, Greece, receive "Best Paper Award"

09.2010
novineon presented as "European Success Story" Interview with Prof. Marc O. Schurr

09.2010
The VECTOR project exhibits at the ICT 2010 conference as STAR project on invitation by the European Commission

07.2010
EC grants STAR status to the VECTOR project as exhibitor on ICT 2010 conference in Brussels

06.2010
Final report of MNBS 2010 meeting issued

05.2010
Comprehensive reports on VECTOR project on Deutschlandfunk radio and in the internet

05.2010
VECTOR project exhibits latest prototypes and organizes symposium at pHealth 2010 conference in Berlin, May 26-28, 2010

11.2009
VECTOR partner from Barcelona receives Best Paper Award at DCIS'09 in Zaragoza, Spain, for their paper on the development of an integrated circuit enabling active locomotion in capsular endoscopy

10.2009
SMIT conference 2009, Sinaia, Romania,
7-9 October 2009:
Technology Award 2009 for outstanding development goes to the VECTOR Consortium

09.2009
VECTOR takes centre stage in reports and interviews of Ralf Krauter with Marc Schurr in Munich at the World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering on 09.09.09

09.2009
Innovative approach to active locomotion for capsular endoscopy in the gastric district

09.2009
Marc O. Schurr, novineon, invited to present VECTOR project at World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in Munich, 09.09.2009

03.2009
VECTOR project presented at 2009 Korea-EU Joint Workshop in Seoul, Korea

12.2008
New success in smart capsule technology: European collaboration yields the first OTSC clip release via telemetric endoscopic capsule

10.2008
Tiny medical implant developed in Tuebingen - microtechnologies from the EU project VECTOR facilitate early detection of acute bleeding in the GI tract.

08.2008
VECTOR: New Frontiers of Capsule Endoscopy Project members present intermediate results at scientific VECTOR project session at the SMIT conference in Vienna;
28 - 30 August 2008

07.2008
Report on 245,000 screening colonoscopies in Bavaria, Germany

05.2008
Research and Expectations about Capsule Endoscope Systems in Diagnosis and Therapy


04.2008
VECTOR project presented at scientific conferences on oncological and bariatric surgery