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20 November 2019 LED-based portable light source for photodynamic therapy
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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) employs light activation of tissue-localized photosensitizer in an oxygen-dependent process which initiates oxidative stress, inflammation, and cell death. Laser systems, which are mostly used in PDT as light sources can be costly and oversized. light-emitting diodes (LEDs) equipment has a high potential to simplify technical part of phototriggered therapies and to reduce its costs. We develop the LED-based system that includes the control and irradiation units. The system provides the same power density at any irradiation point. Among the advantages of the device is a possibility to change the irradiation area and tune the irradiation dose. PDT experiments with cancer cells in vitro treated with two different photosensitizers demonstrated a possibility to use the developed LED-based system as a low-cost light source in PDT.
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O. Chepurna, A. Grebinyk, Yu. Petrushko, S. Prylutska, S. Grebinyk, V. M. Yashchuk, O. Matyshevska, U. Ritter, T. Dandekar, M. Frohme, J. Qu, and T. Y. Ohulchanskyy "LED-based portable light source for photodynamic therapy", Proc. SPIE 11190, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics IX, 111901A (20 November 2019);

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