The optical system inside the endoscope consists of various elements. PURAVIS® glass optical fibers have different aperture angles and allow for various cavities inside the body to be illuminated evenly. Here, too, the quality and amount of light transmitted plays a key role. These factors also form the foundation for new diagnostic procedures such as optical biopsies for early detection of cancer. Fluorescence techniques and various types of illumination methods for contrasting tissue are only a few examples of these technologies.

Transmitting images through highly flexible image guides also plays an important role in flexible endoscopes. The high number of pixels of SCHOTT‘s image bundles allows for extremely accurate diagnostics due to the high resolution.

Customers are fully aware of the special requirements that are placed on these medical products. The biocompatible and autoclavable properties of the materials used meet the high demands of frequent cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of the respective devices.