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

PRESS & MEDIA

Press Releases
Tiny medical implant developed in Tuebingen

Microtechnologies from the European VECTOR project facilitate early detection of acute bleeding in the digestive tract

22.10.2008, novineon GmbH (English)
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Ein Roboter-Käfer in Magen und Darm zum Aufspüren von Krebs - aktiv bewegliche Mikrotechnik für die Medizin der Zukunft - der OP-Saal, der durch den Körper reist: Start des europäischen Forschungsprojektes VECTOR
04.09.2006, novineon GmbH (German)
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A Robotic Beetle for Detecting Cancer in Stomach and Bowel - Micro Technology with Locomotion Capabilities for Medical Treatment of the Future - Kick-off for European Research Project VECTOR
04.09.2006, novineon GmbH (English)
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Pictures

Vision of VECTOR Capsule Inside the Body
Designer: Mats A. Heide, SINTEF, Norway


Vision of VECTOR Capsule

novineon, Germany


Vision of VECTOR Capsule with Different Capabilities

novineon, Germany

Media
VECTOR-Logo (EPS, CMYK)
              

VECTOR-Logo (JPG, RGB)
              


Articles, Broadcast & TV
VECTOR Project on BBC
Swallowable Robot Carefully Crawls Through The GI
On October 13, 2009, the BBC reported on the wirelessly controlled pills developed by the VECTOR Project. The video was taken at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and presented the legged and the submersible capsules, showing the advantages compared to traditional endoscopy (English)
online

Hightech im Dienste des Patienten
[Hightech to serve the patients. World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
in Munich on 09-09-09]
Sept. 15. 2009, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Radiofeuilleton: Elektronische Welten (German)

pdf | online

Ferngesteuert durch den Dickdarm Roboter im Pillenformat sollen Darmspiegelungen verbessern
[Through the colon by remote control – Pill-sized robots to improve colonoscopy]
Sept. 10. 2009, Deutschlandfunk, Forschung Aktuell (German)

pdf | online

Health Is Going High Tech With Camera Pills, Health Sensors And Ultrasound Maps For Surgeons
Mar. 7. 2009, ScienceDaily (English)

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Magnetic sensor techniques for new intelligent endoscopic capsules
Hendryk Richert, B. Hilgenfeld, P. Görnert (Conference paper)
10th Symposium Magnetoresistive Sensors and Magnetic Systems,
31 March - 1 April 2009 at Wetzlar (English)
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Superpoderes casi posibles
12.08.2007, El Pais Semenal (Spanish)
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Roboterkäfer können den Darm inspizieren und Darmkrebs erkennen
31.01.2007, web.de (German)
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Roboterkäfer können den Darm inspizieren und Darmkrebs erkennen
31.01.2007, gmx.net (German)
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Mikrotechnik für die Darmkrebs-Vorsorge: Roboterkäfer erkennen Darmkrebs
12.01.2007, yahoo.de (German)
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Mikrotechnik für die Darmkrebs-Vorsorge
08.01.2007, special-darmkrebs.de (German)
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Microtecnologie contro il tumore
11.12.2006, SPIL informa (Italian)
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Der "Käfer" im Körperinneren: Mini-Roboter soll Darm nach Tumoren absuchen
01.12.2006, land-der-ideen.de (German)
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Ausflug in die Eingeweide
28.11.2006, ftd.de (German)
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Her er teknopillen som skal finne kreft
18.11.2006, VG: Verdens Gang (Norwegian)
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Ein Roboter-Käfer in Magen und Darm zum Aufspüren von Krebs
11.2006, LUSTtec (German)
pdf | online

A Robotic Beetle for Detecting Cancer in the Stomach and Bowel
11.2006, LUSTtec (English)
pdf | online

Ein Roboter-Käfer in Magen und Darm zum Aufspüren von Krebs
10.2006, medizin-aspekte.de (German)
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På tokt i tarmen
11.2006, Gemini (Norwegian)
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Roboter-Käfer im Darm soll Krebs aufspüren
29.09.2006, Deutsches Ärzteblatt (German)
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Nasce a Pisa la capsula endoscopica che 'viaggia' nell'apparato digerente
25.09.2006, La Repubblica (Italian)
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Tumori: Capsole Robotiche, Scuola S.Anna Coordina Progetto per Eliminare Quelli Gastrointestinali
13.09.2006, cybermed.it (Italian)
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Tumori: Capsule Robotiche, Scuola s.Anna Coordina Progetto
13.09.2006, yahoo.it (Italian)
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Vector, "Viaggio al centro del corpo umano"
13.09.2006, lescienzewebnews.it (Italian)
pdf | online

Roboter-Käfer in Magen und Darm zum Aufspüren von Krebs
11.09.2006, journalmed.de (German)
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Ferngesteuerter Roboter-Käfer soll im Körper Tumore aufspüren
06.09.2006, Die Welt (German)
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Käfer auf Krebssuche: Mit dem Mini-Roboter durch Magen und Darm
05.09.2006, Schwäbisches Tagblatt (German)
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Ein Roboter-Käfer in Magen und Darm zum Aufspüren von Krebs
04.09.2006, manager-magazin.de (German)
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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 on 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