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ESOTRAC

Physics World Magazine features ESOTRAC

Frontpage of Physics World Focus on Optics & Photonics
Joe McEntee wrote a great article about our approaches and goals in ESOTRAC based on an interview with Prof. Vasilis Ntziachristos which appeared in the June 2019 Physics World Focus on Optics & Photonics under the headline "A light at the end of the tunnel". The article also investigates early detection of esophageal cancer with near-infrared fluorescence molecular endoscopy (NIR-FME) as...
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EU projects ESOTRAC and MIB united for dinner and discussions

Dinner in Copenhagen
ESOTRAC invited members of the EU Project MIB to a joint working dinner on May 15, 2019 in Copenhagen. Under the headline „ESOTRAC meets MIB: fostering collaborations“ participants of both projects met in a charming environment and engaged into deep technical and professional discussions. After the dinner the group took a long walk through the ancient city center of Copenhagen and continued...
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Pushing advancements at the 5th consortium meeting in Copenhagen

Group photo of 5th consortium meeting in Copenhagen
On May 15, 2019 the ESOTRAC partners gathered for the 5th consortium meeting at Scandic Copenhagen, hosted by the Technical University of Denmark. This meeting was devoted to technical discussions and decisions on solutions. In the past months, we have achieved great progress in many critical steps on system integration and miniaturization. With a clear vision for the upcoming period, we scheduled...
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ESOTRAC briefs the next generation of scientists and engineers

ESOTRAC was featured in several communication activities addressing the general public, and, in particular, the young generation of future scientists and engineers. Young people are an ideal hub to spread information about the project, being deeply engaged in social networks, online and offline. They will also pass on the knowledge they have gained to parents and grandparents, themselves being...
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ESOTRAC in motion

See what ESOTRAC is all about in our promotional video „Future of Biomedical Imaging: ESOTRAC“ on YouTube.
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Halftime in ESOTRAC: 4th consortium meeting in Vienna

The 4th consortium meeting of ESOTRAC took place from January 10-11, 2019 at Hotel & Palais Strudlhof in Vienna, hosted by the Medical University of Vienna. Organized in six topical sessions, supported by two of our advisory board members the ESOTRAC partners discussed recent technical advancements and challenges and defined a roadmap for the second half of the project duration.
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3rd consortium meeting in Kopenhagen

The Technical University of Denmark hosted the 3rd consortium meeting from July 2-3, 2018 @ the Park Inn by Radisson in Kopenhagen.  Joined by one of the advisory board members, ESOTRAC partners discussed the fine-tuning of the first prototype which is expected by the end of the year.
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ESOTRAC invited for a special session at the recent EMIM conference in San Sebastian, Spain

EMIM conference in San Sebastian, Spain
ESOTRAC researchers hosted a well-attended special session on “Early detection of esophageal cancer with advances in photonic imaging” on March 22nd 2018 during this year’s EMIM conference. Vasilis Ntziachristos, coordinator of ESOTRAC, Wolfgang Drexler, ESOTRAC’s OCT specialist and Wouter Nagengast, a long-standing clinical collaborator and expert in esophageal cancer took the audience through a...
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The first consortium meeting

The ESOTRAC consortium gathered for their first consortium meeting at Hotel Europa, Munich from July 20-21, 2017. All partners reported on the proceedings of their respective work packages and discussed the next steps in the project. After two intense, but very productive days, the partners agreed on a design that suits both the clinical needs and technical demands.
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Start of the ESOTRAC website

The website of the ESOTRAC project was started on 28th of April, 2017.
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ESOTRAC kick-off meeting

The ESOTRAC kick off Meeting took place on Jan 19th and 20th, 2017 at Hotel "Bayerischer Hof" in Freising, Germany. The partners had intense, fruitful discussions regarding the project proceedings and the timeline and decided on the most important actions to be taken within the first 6 months. Further discussions on specific WP tasks occurred in smaller subgroups.
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ESOTRAC project was funded by Horizon2020

ESOTRAC project was funded by Horizon2020. The aim of this project is to develop novel photonic components (light sources, optical/optoacoustic scopes) and to innovate novel medical system designs. Then, ESOTRAC performs pilot studies to investigate the functionality of the new endoscope and deliver a novel imaging-feature portfolio offering improved and earlier diagnosis.
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Partners

Helmholtz Zentrum München Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt
University of Cambridge
SONAXIS
Medizinische Universität Wien
RayFos Ltd.
Ascenion GmbH
Amplitude Systèmes
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
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