Berlin, Germany. Schering AG and Royal Philips Electronics announced they will collaborate to research, develop and commercialize medical equipment and associated contrast agents for optical imaging. Optical imaging is an emerging imaging technology with the potential to offer new approaches in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer as well as other diseases. Optical imaging uses lasers to illuminate superficial tissue -- such as breast tissue. By combining this technology with an optical dye, tumours might be targeted more precisely.
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