Resolve Optics supplies specialised lenses and lens systems for medical applications opening up new possibilities in prevention, diagnosis and treatment. In recent times, the demand from medical technology companies for state-of-the-art optics to help prevent illness, and to detect and treat it at an early stage has grown significantly.
Mark Pontin, Managing Director of Resolve Optics stated: "We were approached by a leading radiotherapy equipment supplier who sought a high-resolution lens able to withstand, and precisely focus, the high levels of radiation produced by their synchrotron device onto tumours. Using cerium-doped glasses, we were able to design and produce a compact f/2.8, 24mm diameter fixed focus lens able to withstand long-term exposure to radiation up to a dose of 100 million radians without discoloration. This new lens is enabling the supplier to improve the precision radiotherapy treatment of tumours that its equipment provides".