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Vanderbilt researchers bring paradigm-shifting technology to endoscopic procedures

Nov. 19, 2020—A collaboration between international and Vanderbilt University researchers is helping to update a tried-and-true medical technology for the 21st century. The development of an intelligent and autonomous Magnetic Flexible Endoscope holds the promise of making colonoscopies safer, less painful, more widely available and less expensive. The article “Enabling the future of colonoscopy with intelligent and...

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VISE symposium gives first look at medical technology, recap of tech unveiled this year

Nov. 16, 2015—A symposium out of Vanderbilt University’s newest institute will provide participants a first look at medical technology coming out of our labs and a recap of tech unveiled at conferences around the world this year. The research to be presented at the Dec. 16 Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering (VISE) event aims at making...

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Valdastri takes NSF CAREER Award for capsule robots with educational component

Jan. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt University researcher Pietro Valdastri won a $400,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award with his proposal, not only to design and build capsule robots capable of finding internal disease, but also to make sure his discoveries are used in education at all levels. Valdastri, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, primarily focuses his research on...

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Vanderbilt team builds miniature capsule robots, heads to NSF I-Corps

Jan. 12, 2015—Article courtesy of Vanderbilt CTTC Having spent the last decade researching and working on the development of medical capsule robots, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Pietro Valdastri is no stranger to innovation, nor to the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps. The corps is a multiweek training program that prepares scientists and engineers to take their...

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VU engineer wins $1.5 million to develop magnetic capsule endoscope

Sep. 22, 2014—Pietro Valdastri, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University, and colleagues will continue to develop a unique endoscope for colonoscopy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease with the support of a 4-year, $1.5 million grant – “A magnetic capsule endoscope for colonoscopy in patients with IBD” – from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging...

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