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This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

superDimension describes its interventional pulmonology device as a"global positioning system" for the lungs. Based on electromagnetic localization technology, superDimension combines a novel, steerable catheter that can maneuver in the tiny vessels at the lungs' periphery, with image-processing and navigation technologies that allow pulmonologists to visualize in real time the path of the catheter as it moves through the lungs.

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