PDT has possible practical uses in the broad field of different sciences: oncology, ophthalmology, dentistry, immunology, microbiology, and dermatology among others. In some specialties of medicine PDT is used widely, however in other specialties and application fields its use remains marginal. That is because more efforts are necessary to establish optimum variables for each application of this technique.
Further research to identify new PS with improved properties over the PS nowadays used, and to determine optimum light doses is necessary. And we believe that the PhAST is an ideal equipment to reach these objectives.
Study of Escherichia coli inactivation by using methylene blue (MB)(0.1%) based photosensitization.
Small, portable, very reliable, and inexpensive compared with lasers for PDT.
Thermally stable with a constant and uniform light dose.
Simultaneous photo activation of 12 samples in a simple and efficient manner.
Specific wavelength on request.
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- Patented technology.
- Maximum efficiency in the reaction of photoactivation.
- Uniform light dose at room temperature.
- Simplicity and efficiency.
- 12 simultaneous samples photoactivation.
- Compact and rough instrument.
- Fully programable.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) or photosensitization is based on the interaction of three non-toxic agents: photoactive compound (PS), light and oxygen.
|Room Temperature||+5ºC to +25ºC|
|PC Recommended Requirements||500Mhz Processor, Intel Pentium/Celeron/AMD/K6/Athlon/Duron|
|20MB of free disk space|
|800x600 pixels resolution VGA Video Adapter|