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  1. Self-propelling capsule endoscopy developer, Mu Ltd., got the Grand Prix of Challenge Cup Osaka, and will attend at the Challenge Cup in NY on November

    Challenge Cup Osaka in the regional elimination round was held at the Osaka Innovation Hub on the 26th and 27th of July. https://www.challengecup-japan.com/ The Challenge Cup is a pitch contest organized by UNION in that tournament from 75 cities in the world to find venture companies with a future prospects. https://www.1776.vc/ We have participated in the contest with 15 competitors including an Indonesian who have passed a document screening. As a result, our company was awarded the Grand Prix in the West Japan round and will be invited as one of two delegates of Japan to participate in the world contest to be held in New York on November.

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  2. Japanese researchers claim invention of endoscope capsule
    Date: June 21, 2011
    Source: Nicolas Ito, CNN

    Tokyo (CNN) — Japanese researchers have re-written the meaning of “it’s a hard pill to swallow.”
    A research team from western Japan announced it has invented the world’s first self-propelled, remote-controlled capsule endoscope. The tiny capsule, measuring 1 centimeter in diameter and 4.5 centimeters in length, successfully captured images inside a human stomach and colon, say researchers from Ryukoku University and Osaka Medical College.

    The blue and clear device looks like a large pill with a fin-like driving apparatus. Patients either swallow the capsule or have it inserted rectally.
    The research team says the endoscope’s movement is powered by a small battery and an electromagnet, which also drives the fin. More precise movement is generated outside the body by a joystick which is maneuvered by a researcher.
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  3. What Kind of Capsule Endoscope Is Suitable for a Controllable Self-Propelling Capsule Endoscope? Experimental Study Using a Porcine Stomach Model for Clinical Application (with Videos)
    Date: October 8, 2015
    Source: journals.plos.org

    We have been developing the Self-Propelling Capsule Endoscope (SPCE) that allows for controllability from outside of the body and real-time observation. What kind of capsule endoscope (CE) is suitable for a controllable SPCE is unclear and a very critical point for clinical application. We compared observing ability of three kinds of SPCEs with different viewing angles and frame rates.
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