About The RaPIDE Project

RaPIDE (RAman Probe for In vivo Diagnostics (during oesophageal) Endoscopy) project’s aim was to develop a miniaturised probe that slides down the working channel of an endoscope, to diagnose oesophageal cancer using Raman spectroscopy without the need for an invasive, expensive and distressing biopsy.

The project is a collaboration between The University of Exeter, The University of Bristol and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We are currently actively recruiting patients for the in patient (in vivo) trial in the endoscopy department at Gloucester Royal Hospital.