Beckermus to produce optical modules for Medtronic
4 October, 2018
Following the Visionsense acquisition earlier this year, Medtronic will deliver the production of advanced endoscopes to Beckermus Technologies from Caesarea, Israel
The Giant medical technology, services and solutions Medtronic plc, will outsource unique optical modules production to the Israeli based Beckermus Technologies from Caesarea near Tel Aviv. Techtime has learned that the decision was made following the acquisition of Visionsense earlier this year. Visionsense from Petach-Tikva, Israel, has developed a proprietary stereoscopic (3D) visualization solutions for minimally invasive surgery. The system is heavily based on miniature high performance sensors and optical modules made by Beckermus.
Visionsense solution employs a tiny 3D camera installed on a 4-millimeter endoscope that is inserted into the brain to deliver natural image and depth perception in real-time. This miniature single sensor is re-useable or disposable. Combined with sophisticated signal and image-processing algorithms, the sensor provides surgeons with real-time, high resolution stereo vision, to enable the use of new advanced MIS instrumentation.
When Medtronic closed the acquisition deal, it also made a profound survey of the technical capabilities needed to produce the system and came into a conclusion that it is best to leave things as they are, meaning to continue the production with Beckermus, but in large scale. The co-CEO of Beckermus Technologies, Oded Beckermus, told Techtime that the company made re-shaped its facilities to comply with Medtronic’s needs. “We have set up a dedicated warehouse for Medtronic and purchased new testing equipment to provide complete testing of each module before shipping, including the optical and the electrical tests. We also built a new logistics and supply chain infrastructure that is enabling us to give Medtronic a complete turnkey solution.”
Founded in 1998 by the Beckermus brothers, Oded and Oren, Beckermus Technologies expertise in production and assembly of micro-electronics and MEMS components as well as optical modules and parts. The company’s placement capacity reaches a precision of 0.5 microns (Die Attach). It currently employs 40 professional working in a 1,500 sqm clean room. Facilities include a 100, 1,000 and 10,000 class sectors. The production for Medtronic will be done in an ISO 5 cleanroom with less than 832 particles of up to 1 micron per cubic meter.
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