MicroCam, a subsidiary of Sanovas, has signed partnership agreements with Healthmark Industries and TeDan Surgical Innovations for its MicroCam endoscopic imaging technology.


The MicroCam system is 3mm in diameter and 7.5mm long. The next-generation plug-and-play endoscopic imaging system is designed to expand existing markets and open emerging markets to the prospect of adopting minimally invasive surgery.

It is a highly integrated platform of proprietary micro optics, electronics and software systems that eliminate the need for nearly all of the components on cart-based endoscopic systems, such as camera consoles, camera heads, light sources, light cables and digital capture devices.

Sanovas co-founder, president, CEO and inventor of the MicroCam system, Larry Gerrans said that MicroCam is paving the way for a paradigm shift in minimally invasive surgery toward multimodal imaging methods, linearly integrated medical devices, and natural orifice surgery.

"MicroCam’s small-diameter ‘Plug ‘N Play’ optics represents a highly disruptive leap in technology, cost, and portability," Gerrans added.

"The technology will, most certainly, evolve the interventional capabilities in the existing market and expand the growth of minimally invasive surgery to nearly 3.1 billion patients in the emerging markets."

MicroCam units will be placed into Healthmark Industries’ flexible inspection scope, empowering sterilization processing professionals to be able to literally see inside tough-to-clean medical devices such as arthroscopic shavers prior to sterilization, to ensure that they are completely clean.

MicroCam will be placed by TeDan Surgical Innovations into the blades of its Phantom ML retractors that incrementally dilate a surgical site and use a retractor tube with light cable for minimally invasive procedures.

TeDan co-founder Terry Johnston said: "Placing the MicroCam optics below the surgeon’s hands will make for a vastly improved view of the operative sites in orthopedic, neuro and thoracic surgeries."

Image: The MicroCam is opening emerging markets to the prospect of adopting minimally invasive surgery. Photo: Courtesy of PRNewswire/ Sanovas Inc.