FEATURE: Norwich Super Camera to target deadly cancers
Norwich-based pioneering company Invisible Vision are working with the University of Oxford to deploy their latest super camera in the new Rosalind Franklin Institute. Invisible Vision was founded in 2007 by Mark Riches, expert super imaging entrepreneur. More recently in 2014 the company released a billion-frames-per-second super camera called the “UBSi” camera.
The Rosalind Franklin Institute
At University of Oxford the new £100 million Rosalind Franklin institute, is under construction, but when open it will be primarily focused on pharmaceuticals development. One key feature of this development will be the fully automated molecular discovery laboratory that will utilise artificial intelligence; this will accelerate the development of new pharmaceuticals. The new super camera from Invisible Vision will facilitate drug development by revealing the effect of chemotherapeutics and ultrasound on the rate of killing tumour cells. Current problems with treating cancer include drug delivery to the tumour cells and killing only the tumour cells. With guided treatment from super-resolution cameras, it is hoped results and outcomes can be rapidly improved.
Artist’s impression: Rosalind Franklin Institute, Oxford University