Using Sensors for Accurate Diagnostic Results

Pioneering technologies combined with technical enhancements offer increased speed and accuracy of measurements in medical diagnostics, which in turn, results in greater treatment success.

First Sensor delivers sensors and intricate sensor systems that, thanks to fast, accurate and dependable personalized solutions, offer clients a variety of ways in which to stand out from the crowd with groundbreaking products.

Diagnostics

Within medical diagnostics, imaging techniques such as MRT (magnetic resonance tomography), CT (computer tomography) and endoscopy have a major role. A further field is related to laboratory diagnostics, which, for example, uses photometric methods to analyze blood. Blood sugar measuring instruments are used to assess the levels of glucose in the blood of diabetic patients.

Optical processes are used to take non-invasive measurements with a range of instruments. Similarly, pulse oximeters use the variations in the light absorption of hemoglobin saturated with oxygen to assess the levels of oxygen in the blood.

Customized Detector Arrays for Computer Tomography

Customized Detector Arrays for Computer Tomography

Sensor Solutions for Medical Diagnostics

As a dependable strategic partner of producers of medical goods in the field of medical diagnostics, First Sensor designs and produces made-to-measure sensor and micro-systems. In order to put together and calibrate semiconductor chips and micro-optics according to clean room conditions, the company makes use of pioneering layout and connecting technologies.

First Sensor’s tailored optical systems combine LEDS, photodiodes, laser diodes, filters and lenses within conveniently-sized units. A broad range of substrate materials such as flexible or stiff printed circuit boards, metal frames or ceramic circuit carriers can be used to mount these features, and transfer potting or molding can be used to hermetically encapsulate them.

In addition to this, for computer tomography, First Sensor also produces large-scale X-ray detector arrays. Each chip is built on a multilayer LTCC ceramic substrate, using state-of-the-art flip-chip technology, before being underfilled with a specialist plastic.

Each single element of the sensor attains peak fitting accuracy, accounting for a tolerance of 10 µm in each spatial direction, guaranteeing a high filling factor and minimal dead spaces.

To finish, a comprehensive mechanical and electrical quality survey is carried out on the detector arrays. First Sensor provides full optical systems for flexible video endoscopes, incorporating both miniature lens system and CCD image sensor chip in one small-sized unit.

First Sensor AG

First Sensor AG is one of the world's leading suppliers in the field of sensor systems. Our company develops and manufactures both standardized and tailor-made sensor solutions for the detection of light, radiation, pressure, flow, level and acceleration for applications in the Industrial, Medical and Mobility growth markets.

The company produces in-house and along the value-added chain from component to system level.

With over 800 employees, we are represented at six German locations and also have development, production and sales sites in the USA, Canada, China, the Netherlands, Great Britain, France, Sweden and Denmark along with a worldwide partner network. We guarantee our compliance through regular successful certifications of the sites according to ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, EN ISO 13485, EN 9100 and ISO 9001 - matching the respective business field.

First Sensor AG is listed in the Prime Standard of the German stock exchange in Frankfurt.


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Last updated: Oct 15, 2018 at 8:25 AM

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