PRESS RELEASE

Q six

Sensofar Medical, part of the Sensofar Group, applies Sensofar’s optical profilometry technology to medical applications. The 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.

2D 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. The assisted mode features the necessary algorithms and functions to ‘unroll’ imaged sections and thus enable easy, accurate measurement of critical dimensions, assessment of edge features and enabling automatic defect detection and classification.

Taken together, all of these features are designed to make the task of stent approval much easier and quicker, thus facilitating rapid quality control with no sacrifice in QC performance. Q six is fully compliant with 21CFR Part 11 requirements. Target markets are on-line inspection, process development and industrial R&D.