Photodynamic Therapy Lasers Overview
Photodynamic therapy or PDT, refers to any use of modulated laser light, used in conjunction with a photosensitizing chemical substance to induce a therapeutic response. Among the advantages of Photodynamic therapy is lessening the need for delicate surgery and lengthy recuperation and minimal formation of scar tissue and disfigurement. PDT is widely considered to be minimally invasive and minimally toxic.
Applications of PDT lasers vary widely from photoactivated medicines to cancer targeting photothermal nanoparticles, to near-infrared laser-induced vein dilation. PDT has become known to:
- safely and effectively treat severe acne
- destroy certain types of cancer cells
- treat metastatic cancer in conjunction with tumor immunotherapy treatment
- treat wet age-related macular degeneration
- be effective in vascular targeting due to natural accumulation of photosensitizers
- be an effective antimicrobial therapy and kill multidrug-resistant pathogenic bacteria
Because the applications vary so widely, so do the laser diode sources used for PDT lasers. They can range from low power blue diodes to 10 watts near infrared fiber coupled diode bars. It has been shown that 630nm light, used with ‘Photofrin’ was successful in treating lung cancers, and the newer ‘Lutetium Texaphyrin’ (Lu-Tex), used with 732nm light, shows promising results in the treatment of various skin lesions. At RPMC we offer one of the largest selections of both low and high power diode lasers. On this page, you will find a list of all the PDT lasers we provide, including high power diode lasers, fiber coupled blue laser diode arrays, down to 70 mW single mode 830 nm single emitters.
RPMC has years of experience supporting Photodynamic Therapy applications, helping industry professionals select the right tool for the job.
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