Refined Laser Systems Developing Quick Cancer Diagnosis Device

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Refined Laser Systems Developing Quick Cancer Diagnosis Device

Quickly Diagnosing Cancer

Because finding cancer cells promptly without substantial biopsy processing is challenging, surgeries must be redone in up to one-third of all cancer patients nowadays.

Refined Laser Systems – Robust and rapidly tunable dual-color all-fiber picosecond lasers for life science applications and diagnosticsRefined Laser Systems, headquartered in Münster, solves a critical issue in cancer diagnostics by allowing for speedier detection. The startup just secured €2.7 million for their seed round.

High-Tech Gründerfonds and APEX Ventures spearheaded the fundraising round for Refined Laser Systems, with contributions from NRW.Bank, Onsight Ventures, and Papst Venture Capital. Moreover, the round also saw investment from private individuals including Tom Merk, former EVP of Coherent, Hans-Michael Hauser, ex-BCG partner, and Dr. Werner Falkenstein, a laser and biophotonics expert and founder of StarMedTec GmbH.

Thanks to this funding, Refined Laser Systems will develop an intraoperative microscope prototype. This device will swiftly identify tumor margins in the operating room, enabling immediate examination by remote pathologists and artificial intelligence.

Co-Founder of Refined Laser Systems, Dr. Max Brinkmann, has stated how delighted he is to have raised the funding for these sought after developments. These developments “will allow almost instant insights into tissue and cell systems and reduce stress for patients and the costs of cancer therapy” continued Brinkmann.

Refined Laser Systems

Pioneering a path in tunable lasers—An interview with Tim Hellwig and Maximilian Brinkmann | Laser Focus WorldMax Brinkmann and Tim Hellwig met at the Institute of Applied Physics and have been working together ever since. In 2019, Christoph Seidenstücker and his team launched Refined Laser Systems, a University of Münster spin-off backed by the German Ministry of Economy.

With a diverse team of ten aged 28 to 62, Refined Laser Systems employs 10% women and 10% Middle Eastern descent staff, focusing on laser and microscope technology development. The company leads in SRS microscopy and quantum technology, aiming to bring its innovations to clinical use.

The Co-Owner of Pabst Venture Capital GmbH stated that their investment focus aligns perfectly with Refined Laser Systems’ IP portfolio. He expressed excitement and said, “excel this new technology to a level where it will make a significant difference in patients’ wellbeing facing cancer therapy and reducing pressure on the health system.”

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