MelVitas develops a new diagnostic tool with the ambition to detect the very first stage of demineralisation of the enamel which enables a much earlier and more efficient treatment of caries. The product is based upon a technology developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology. MelVitas is planning to participate in validation studies designed together with Sahlgrenska in 2015 in order to verify the technical performance.
The patented technology is based upon a sub millimeter wave near field radar. Its specific properties allow to distinguish the smallest differences in dielectric behavior of matter on micrometer scale. It will be a handheld tool with the size of an electric toothbrush that is easy to use for dental professionals during examinations.