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BioMedical Applications

solar irradiance spectroscopy

Avantes has extensive experience in the biomedical industry. Over the years, they have supported the development of both non-invasive and invasive spectrometry solutions for tissue and blood parameter measurements.

Some of the important medical indicators which Avantes has worked with include oxygen, hemoglobin, cytochrome and water concentration measurements in tissues and in the venous system. The AvaSpec-ULS2048-USB2 and the SensLine instruments are frequently recommended for these applications, coupled together with AvaLight-HAL tungsten halogen light source providing excellent, high-stability VIS/NIR light for biomedical applications involving reflection measurements. Avantes worked successfully with many customers to enable continuous measurements of oxygen saturation, concentration of total, oxygenated and de-oxygenated hemoglobin.

Some examples of implementations of Avantes solutions:

  • Angiology/Pharmacology - Monitoring of the oxygen saturation after the application of vaso-active substances. Oxygen changes caused by Reynaud syndrome and microcirculation diseases in tissue.

  • Dermatology - Detection of local - regional perfusion diseases, recurrence of melanomas.

  • Diabetology - Micro-angiopathy, early detection of Endotheld dysfunction and ulceration.

  • Cardio surgery - Oxygen consumption of the heart muscle during and after bypass operations.

  • Neurosurgery/Oncology - Quantifying of oxygen consumption of (brain) tumours before/after radiation or operations.

  • Pediatry/Gynecology - monitoring of oxygen concentration of critically ill newborns during birth.

  • Plastic surgery/Transplantation medicine - Monitoring of transplanted and re-implanted tissues, bones or organs

  • Accident surgery - Characterisation of burned or frozen skin tissues.

  • European project: Cancer diagnosis with miniature spectrometers - Watch the video here

AvaBiomedical typical setup
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