Portable Photodynamic Therapy Makes Treatment Easier

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: May 11, 2009 • References: dailymail
British scientists have unveiled a glowing bandage that not only treats wounds but destroys skin cancer cells with light.

A flexible strip of plastic embedded with light-emitting diodes focuses a high-powered red light beam on tumors. When the light is absorbed by a special skin cream, cancer cells are killed.

The laser bandage allows patients to receive treatment without having to submit to hours of inactivity under lights in a clinic or hospital.

Polymertronics and Lumicure are two companies currently pursuing this general technology.

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