The MIRACLE project was recently presented at the International Conference on Bio Sensing and Imaging held at the Palazzo Affari Firenze Fiera in Florence, Italy, 17-19th of December by R&D Manager of art photonics GmbH Dr Olga Bibikova. Dr. Bibikova gave an invited talk entitled “Biomedical diagnostics with optical fibers — perspective solution for the common diseases”.

In this talk the results on collaborative research of several MIRACLE partners such as art photonics GmbH, UULM (Ulm University, Institute of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry) and UEF (University of Eastern Finland) were present. Dr Bibikova highlighted the outcome of spectroscopic evaluation and preliminary data analysis of articular cartilage structure composition (human and equine) by mid-infrared and Raman spectroscopy.

Obtained results will help to detail the requirements for the mid-infrared arthroscopy probe for early diagnosis of degenerative joint diseases.