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.
Our latest innovation: Illumination for single-use endoscopes Many disease detection and surgical guidance applications rely on complex reusable instruments. Providing a high-quality and realistic view into the body requires good lighting, which can be challenging to accomplish with the large manufacturing volumes required for single-use endoscopes. Pioneering new technology is helping advance disposable endoscopes by making it possible, for the first time, to integrate high-quality fiber optic illumination into instruments as a plug-and-play component. Step with us into a new lighting era for single-use endoscopes.