Optical System Maker Designs Instruments for Imaging in Robotic Surgery

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To reduce complications and improve surgical outcomes, a U.S. optical system manufacturer and engineering services provider is accelerating medical device development programs and solving OEM instrument companies’ most difficult and critical problems in the field of optics and photonics product technologies. 

As a strategic partner for medical device companies, Gray Optics is contributing to surgical imaging and diagnostic testing worldwide by advancing optics, imaging, and illumination technologies. The company designs custom compact illumination optics, precision lens assemblies, and medical camera modules through a collaborative partnership model that involves customers throughout the product development process.

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“3D stereoscopic imaging, robotic surgical systems, rigid and flexible endoscopes, and augmented reality (AR) for neurosurgery all depend on high-performance optical design, and that’s what Gray Optics guarantees,” said Dan Gray, president and founder of Gray Optics. “Through our New Product Development Process for medical devices, we have compressed the development cycle to ensure development timelines are met and stay on budget.”

The Portland, Maine-based company has progressed the capabilities of endoscopic imaging by integrating components and designs, allowing surgeons to observe tissues and blood vessels clearly. Among its designs are fiber-optic probes that have assisted in repairing heart defects and optical coherence tomography imaging used for locating blocked arteries. Its 3D chip-on-tip endoscope supports robotic surgery applications and is used for minimally invasive surgery that relies on miniature CMOS image sensors and lenses to provide images of internal organs for medical professionals.

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Gray Optics is a partner to OEM instrument companies around the world and has designed PCR instruments and lower-cost devices that democratize diagnostic testing. The manufacturer’s design engineering, precision assembly and metrology, and test expertise has helped the development of medical device companies for more than 10 years and been used in establishing surgical robotic systems, dental imaging, and NIR guided surgery.

This article was sponsored by Gray Optics, a manufacturer of solutions and innovative products for biomedical and industrial applications.

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