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Smaller, faster, smarter

Groundbreaking engineering powers tiny medical devices for early detection and better outcomes

A tiny camera begins its trek through the gastrointestinal tract, taking photos at regular intervals. If the camera detects anything out of the ordinary, such as a polyp or tumor, clinicians are quickly notified and can begin developing a treatment plan. It once sounded like a futuristic story, but today miniaturization and imaging technologies are helping doctors find and treat problems sooner than they would with conventional therapies. And that means patients may ultimately recover faster and, hopefully, beat their disease. Powering these state-of-the-art devices are super-charged batteries that can extend the time patients have between doctors’ appointments or maintenance procedures. It’s technology designed to prevent diseases from robbing patients of their most important moments.