Flourescent Camera Pill Could Hunt for Cancer in Your Guts

CWyZLaHUEAA1nwVA swallowable camera pill is the first to use fluorescent light to help detect cancer in the human throat or gut. The new device made by Scottish researchers could replace the clumsy endoscope “snake” cameras often used to check out a patient’s innards.

Existing camera pills rely upon visible light to illuminate the patient’s passages. The new camera pill takes a step farther with a wireless version of fluorescence endoscopy—a method of detecting certain molecules in human tissue that naturally give off green light after absorbing the energy of blue light. Such a method can help detect cancer in the intestines, bowel, and esophagus because cancerous tissue can have up to three times higher concentrations of such molecules.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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