New Miniature Camera Module Emerges for Disposable Medical Endoscopes

Over the next few years, demand for endoscopes is expected to grow pretty significantly. Tehzeeb Gunja, OmniVision Technology Inc.’s director of medical marketing, reported an expected 30% growth rate through 2023 from dental, catheter, capsule endoscope, robotic surgery, and general medical, industrial, and veterinary endoscope applications. Such growth in medical is driven by interest in minimally invasive procedures, and the market may see some changes. Because of concerns over “cross contamination,” there may be a “push from reusable to disposable endoscopes,” Gunja told MD+DI. “You may never know if they are cleaned entirely.” Also, a move from reusable to disposable endoscopes could reduce costs associated with repairs, testing, and other instances of downtime in which clinicians are waiting for reprocessed endoscopes, he added. As a result, “companies are making disposable devices for everything, ranging from cataract surgeries to laryngectomy procedures. Cameras are also being added to catheters,” he said. To address such market demand, OmniVision developed its OVM6948 CameraCubeChip–a fully packaged, wafer-level camera module measuring 0.65 mm x 0.65 mm, with a z-height of just 1.158 mm, the company reported. The OVM6948 CameraCubeChip incorporates the OV6948, which just won the...
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