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8K endoscopes making surgery safer and less painful

Demand set to rise as less invasive operations become routine

An 8K, high-definition laparoscope developed by Japanese startup Kairos allows surgeons to see a closeup of the area they operating on a 70-inch monitor.

TOKYO -- High-definition imaging systems are growing more common at hospitals in Japan, allowing surgeons to see organs more clearly during operations.

Although refinements are still needed, the market for such equipment is expected to grow substantially.

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