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New Clinical Studies Confirm Mauna Kea Technologies' Cellvizio(R) GI in Range of Procedures
Date:10/30/2007

rsh III. Image quality was sufficient to allow evaluation of morphological characteristics in 93% of sites; resolution was sufficient in 91%. Epithelial width could be measured in 94% and villous width in 88%. Epithelial cell cytoplasm and basal cell layer regularity could only be assessed in 30% and 26%, respectively. Investigators conclude that Cellvizio(R) GI can identify histological details critical for the detection of hallmark features of intestinal pathology in celiac patients.

Physicians from Klinikum rechts der Isar in Munich, Germany presented results from a preclinical study that investigated the optimal timing for use of Cellvizio(R) GI imaging with intravenous fluorescein in a pig model in a poster (Abstract PS-W-22). Results demonstrate that fluorescein-enhanced imaging of the gastrointestinal tract with Cellvizio(R) delivers best contrast and image quality one to eight minutes after fluorescein injection, with best resolution after five minutes. The authors conclude that these data may facilitate development of standardized protocols for utilizing Cellvizio(R) GI in clinical practice. Standard protocols are expected to facilitate more widespread adoption and appropriate application of this innovative imaging technology.

About Mauna Kea Technologies:

Mauna Kea Technologies engages in the conception, development, fabrication and commercialization of novel high-speed minimally invasive imaging systems for in-vivo and in-situ microscopy. MKT's unique fiber-based microscopy platform, Cellvizio(R), is the world's smallest microscope with multifarious applications in research and medicine. MKT's products, developed at the crossroads of optics, mathematics, image processing, biology and medicine, currently address the markets of digestive endoscopy, bronchoscopy and small animal imaging. For more information, visit http://www.maunakeatech.com.

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