MolecuLight i: X handheld scanner allows you to see bacteria in an open wound

The first phase of clinical trials of a device called "MolecuLight i: X" has been completed in Toronto. It is designed to make the world of microbes invisible to the naked eye well visible. After all, if the doctor knows exactly where the infection is, he can deal with it more effectively.

MolecuLight i: X is a non-invasive handheld scanner that locates bacteria on the human body without touching it. Everything happens in two stages. First, a high-resolution image of the wound is taken under normal lighting, then a similar one, but with the light off and using ultraviolet light.

In ultraviolet light, healthy skin looks pale green, and bacterial colonies glow red. If you compare the two images, you can accurately determine the location and size of the population of harmful microorganisms. And apply the medicine pointwise, without spending extra medicines and without affecting healthy tissues.

Clinical trials at a Toronto hospital have shown that a trained physician using the MolecuLight i: X scanner can accelerate patient wound healing by 9-10 times. After all, he not only sees bacteria, but also monitors the healing process of the wound as a whole. The technology is expected to be approved for use in Canadian hospitals in the near future.