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Time-resolved fluorescence to prevent organ failure

  • Michael Münker
  • Photonics Healthcare

Time-resolved fluorescence can address some of the biggest problems facing physicians. Patients die when organs fail. And organs fail when cells lack oxygen. So doctors have long wanted to measure oxygen within cells rather than only in blood. Based on the invention of Dutch anesthesiologist Egbert Mik, Photonics Healthcare provides the first CE marked patient monitor that measures in active tissue cells. Measuring where oxygen is needed allows doctors to assess if the cells can use enough oxygen and provides pre-emptive guidance for the therapies to prevent organ failure. And oxygen utilization is central to other clinical situations from wounds, to cancer, to surgeries to transplants.