Digital Technologies have been part on the medical field for a very long time now. Miniaturization of devices have brought new possibility for diagnostics and treatment of a myriad of conditions.
Designing medical device presents a number of challenges:
- Very Low Power Consumption.
- Very small form factor in wearable devices
- Very Complex combination of technologies.
- Ultra High reliability for implanted devices.
- FDA approval process.
Cytometers are complex instruments that identify, count and characterize cells.
These operation are meant to support cell analysis.
The device is used in the context of a laboratory set up for analysis of cells.
How we help
Our expertise in Linux and interacting software with FPGA was instrumental to the success of the project.
Nano-Pulse Stimulation Technology
Nano-Pulse Stimulation (NPS) is a technology that delivers nano-second pulses of electrical energy to non-thermally clear cells while sparing adjacent non-cellular tissue.
These ultrafast electrical energy pulses have pulse durations from billionths up to a millionth of a second.
When applied to targeted tissue, NPS energy pulses enter cells and alter the function of the internal cellular organelles, including the mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum.
NPS is one of the novel effective therapeutic strategies for metastatic eradication/control for patient survival and an improved quality of life.
The Device is a treatment console on wheels which can be move to patient bed or in a treatment cabinet.
The Device consists of a host computer connected to rack of electronic boards designed and programmed to generate the ultrafast electrical pulses
How we help
Our contribution to this project was the low level programming of the various boards constituting the device.
Our expertise in MCU programming was instrumental to the success of this project.