In January 2018, the kick-off meeting of the newly launched joint project ‘MR-Suitable Flexible Biopsy Forceps for Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling’ took place in Dettingen/Erms. Project partner of this BMBF-funded KMU-innovative project is EPflex Feinwerktechnik GmbH, which is located there.
Goal is to research a worldwide first MR-suitable flexible biopsy forceps. This should improve the minimally invasive and image-guided removal of tissue samples without the previous high x-ray exposure. The subproject of ICCAS is under the direction of Prof. Andreas Melzer and deals with fundamental research of novel MRI and x-ray markers as well as experimental set-ups for the testing of the biopsy forceps.