Medical Device

Micro-Optics, Endoscopes, and Illumination for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgical devices have the power to reduce trauma, reduce recovery time, improve patient outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs. More powerfully, these medical devices are allowing doctors to operate in locations they couldn’t before. These treatment techniques require high-resolution imaging in the smallest possible device size, and hygiene requirements are a challenge, both in single-use cost structures and sterilization.

Precision Optics Corporation was an early pioneer in robotic surgery, partnering on the optical assemblies that were key to Intuitive® surgical systems, including the da Vinci® system. Since then, we have developed proprietary techniques to improve image quality and illumination at ever-smaller sizes, allowing never-before access for new surgery techniques. Our standard endoscopes and patent portfolio are a proof-point of our expertise in endoscopy, while our latest work with medical device companies developing innovative instrumentation pushes past today’s limits for size and performance.

We are a proven partner to medical device companies, with design, volume assembly, and testing for programs like:

  • Instrumentation for robotic surgery
  • Improved illumination for minimally invasive surgery
  • Stereo or 3D scopes

We can provide:

  • Standard CMOS sensor endoscopes
  • Custom CMOS endoscopes or fiber bundle endoscopes
  • Illumination rings
  • Specialty scopes
  • Complex micro-optic assemblies

500-Micron Endoscope for Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation

CardioFocus’ Heartlight X3 allows physicians to treat atrial fibrillation with a minimally invasive procedure that offers real-time imaging, precise laser energy delivery, and full-color perspective. Precision Optics Corporation partnered with CardioFocus from design through prototyping, clinical trials, and production. Improving on early CardioFocus designs, Precision Optics was able to achieve a manufacturable and robust 500-micron diameter endoscope with a wide 110-degree field of view for insertion into the balloon catheter. This allowed the physician to precisely monitor and adjust the location of energy delivery. Now ramping up to a multi-year, multi-million-dollar program due to product success, Precision Optics provides continued support through high-volume manufacturing and assembly.

Learn more about our medical device design.