Market Herald logo

Subscribe

Be the first with the news that moves the market
  • Microscopic imaging company OptiScan Imaging (OIL) has reached the final milestone in its cooperation agreement with Carl Zeiss Meditec (CZM)
  • The achievement of the milestone payment of €100,000 from CZM marks the move to the production phase of the agreement for the CONVIVO tech
  • The CONVIVO system allows for examination of potentially cancerous tissue to be examined without the need for invasive biopsies
  • With the final payment milestone achieved, CZM can now begin the commercial rollout in earnest, while OptiScan can continue research and development to further enhance the CONVIVO device
  • OptiScan Imaging closed grey on Monday at 3.8 cents per share

Microscopic imaging company OptiScan Imaging (OIL) has reached the final milestone in its cooperation agreement with Carl Zeiss Meditec (CZM).

The achievement of the milestone payment of €100,000 from CZM essentially acknowledges the parties have have now moved to the production phase of the agreement for the CONVIVO digital biopsy tool.

What is CONVIVO?

Optiscan’s expertise in miniaturised confocal microscopes is what led to the CONVIVO partnership with CZM – a European meditech company at the cutting edge of in vivo tissue sampling and diagnostics.

The CONVIVO system allows for examination of potentially cancerous tissue to be examined without the need for invasive biopsies – saving time and human resources in the process.

The CONVIVO device is powered by OptiScan’s miniaturised point scanning confocal technology.

With the final payment milestone achieved, CZM can now begin the commercial rollout in earnest, while OptiScan can continue research and development (R&D) into enhancements of the CONVIVO tech.

Where to now?

The payment of the final tranche of the agreement has OptiScan in a strong position to continue its refinement of R&D for the CONVIVO tech.

OptiScan had previously advised it expected to receive $900,000 from CZM between March 1 and April 30. Following receipt of the final payment, Optiscan has now received approximately $1.04 million since the start of March – a handy buffer going forward.

What’s more, that figure does not include $149,000 expected to be received in early May from the financing of its third quarter R&D tax credit.

Once the product is fully commercialised, the longstanding partnership will likely prove to be even more fruitful for OptiScan.

OptiScan Imaging closed grey on Monday at 3.8 cents per share.

OIL by the numbers
More From The Market Herald
The Market Herald Video

" Antisense Therapeutics (ASX:ANP) shares rise on long COVID-19 study

Antisense Therapeutics (ASX:ANP) announces the initial outcomes of its collaboration to study the neurological aspects of…
The Market Herald Video

" Immuron (ASX:IMC) shifts focus to therapeutic drug candidate

Immuron (ASX:IMC) has deprioritised SARS-COV-2 research to focus on the clinical development of its therapeutic drug…
The Market Herald Video

" Bod Australia (ASX:BOD) awarded US Hemp Authority certificate for CBD extract

Bod Australia (ASX:BOD) has been awarded US Hemp Authority Certification for its exclusive CBD extract and…
The Market Herald Video

" Fisher & Paykel (ASX:FPH) flags softer profits for first half of FY23

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (ASX:FPH) has forecast weaker revenue and profits for the half-year to the…