• Vanderbilt University

    Researchers’ sensor integrates inflammatory bowel disease detection into colonoscopy procedure

      The sensor detects molecular markers of IBD using a minimally-invasive endoscope that can be easily integrated into a routine colonoscopy exam. Credit: Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt researchers have developed the first sensor capable of objectively identifying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and distinguishing between its two subtypes. The device represents a… Read More

    Jan. 5, 2017

  • Pietro Valdastri

    VU engineer wins $1.5 million to develop magnetic capsule endoscope

    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… Read More

    Sep. 22, 2014