Self-propelling capsule endoscopy

Update:2018/06/22

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According to the WHO, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Looking at the survival rate of cancer, we could save 1.6 million people annually just by finding their cancer earlier. However the current endoscopy is too hard for people to undergo regularly, because it is painful, time consuming and examines only one organ. To clear this hurdle, we developed self-propelled capsule endoscopy.
The system is composed of disposable MiniMermaid® whose fin is attached to the existing capsule endoscope and magnetic field generating controller. The movement is controlled easily by a doctor through the entire digestive tract.
Therefore MiniMermaid can create a faster, cheaper and more comfortable gastrointestinal (GI) tract exam for all human beings.

TEAM

Naotake Ohtsuka

President, CEO

Emeritus Prof. of Ryukoku Univ.

PhD, Graduate School of Tokyo Univ.

Isao Iyoshi

Vice President, CFO

Former branch manager of finance corporation

Seinan Univ.

Shigenobu Baba

Executive Director, COO

Former president of international trading company

Meiji Univ.

Yoshiaki Fujito

Executive Director, CTO

President of CAD design company

Master Deg., Graduate School of Ryukoku Univ.

FINANCE ROUND

Grant

March 2017

¥4,567,000

Shiga Prefecture

Grant

March 2017

¥2,000,000

Kansai Urban Bank

Grant

March 2016

¥5,926,078

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Grant

March 2014

¥7,908,223

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

MU Ltd.,

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