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    Researchers Miniaturize Imaging Device Using 3D Microprinted Camera Lens

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    Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the University of Stuttgart have developed an ultrathin endoscope small enough to scan images from inside the blood vessels of mice. In humans, the scope will help scientists better understand causes of heart attack and disease progression and, subsequently, methods for treatment and prevention.

    Ultrathin 3D-printed endoscope imaging an artery. Courtesy of Simon Thiele and Jiawen Li.
    Using 3D microprinting, researchers printed high-quality, complex camera lenses too small to see with the naked eye. To build the device, they then printed a lens on the end of an optical fiber no thicker than a human hair. Researchers who fabricated the lens — including Simon Thiele, group leader of…

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    Aug, 03 2020 |

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