Sensofar spins off medical device inspection company based on optical metrology

Sensofar Medical has been established as a new company within the Sensofar Group, with the goal of applying Sensofar’s optical profilometry technology to medical device manufacturing applications.

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Sensofar Medical has been established as a new company within the Sensofar Group (Terrassa, Spain), with the goal of applying Sensofar’s optical profilometry technology to medical device manufacturing applications. The Sensofar Group designs and manufactures high-accuracy optical profilers based on interferometry and confocal techniques, from R&D and quality inspection laboratories to non-contact metrology solutions for online production processes.

The new company’s first product is the Q six system for assisted stent inspection, designed as a comprehensive solution for simplifying and streamlining stent assessment and approval. Two-dimensional high-resolution imaging permits inspection of both inner and outer surfaces as well as the sidewalls of the stent structure. 3D optical modes then provide further detail on surface roughness, surface topography, and coating thickness. An assisted mode in the Q six UI features the necessary algorithms and functions to unroll imaged sections and thus enable measurement of critical dimensions, assessment of edge features, and automatic defect detection and classification.

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For more details, watch the Q six video showing stent inspection.

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