Project Description

Early Bladder Cancer Diagnostics – Advanced Photonics

Doctors and engineers develop better cancer treatment

Today, bladder cancer is one of the most expensive diseases to treat in the western world. The MIB project is a European research project where engineers and medical doctors develop new instruments for detecting bladder cancer. The MIB acronym stands for Multi-modal, Endoscopic Biophotonic Imaging of Bladder Cancer for Point-of-Care Diagnosis. The concept may provide faster and better treatment and large savings for hospitals. The project team hopes that the concept in the long term can be applied to diagnosing colon cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer, oesophageal cancer, and lung cancer.

Key features

  • Detailed picture of how deep the cancer cells are growing into the bladder wall
  • Shorter, less expensive, and less harmful course of treatment
  • Improves diagnostics and treatment and reduces costs
Early cancer detection using endoscopes


The project comprises researchers from one hospital, two universities, three research institutions, and four small and medium-sized businesses.