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2013-06-12 12:28:40

Globally Recognized Cancer Treatments Offer A Safer Option For Many Patients. INDIANAPOLIS, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in the United States, the State of Indiana has approved the opening of a facility that offers Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Sonodynamic Therapy (SDT). These therapies use a whole new approach from the traditional "three legged stool" of US cancer therapies of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation by applying specific light and ultrasound waves...

2013-06-06 23:23:43

Ondine Biomedical congratulates Dr. Marta Segarra Vidal for her recent Oral Communications of Research award at the SEPA conference (Spanish Society of Periodentists). This recognition relates to Dr. Vidal´s work with photodisinfection and Periowave at the University of Valencia, where this technology has been deployed for the past few years. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Ondine Biomedical Inc. congratulates Dr. Marta Segarra Vidal for her recent Oral Communications...

First Dual-action Compound Destroys Cancer Cells And Stops Them From Spreading
2013-06-06 19:52:41

American Chemical Society Scientists are reporting development and successful lab tests on the first potential drug to pack a lethal one-two punch against melanoma skin cancer cells. Hit number one destroys cells in the main tumor, and the second hit blocks the spread of the cancer to other sites in the body, according to their report in the journal ACS Chemical Biology. Nathan Luedtke and colleagues explain that the spread of melanoma and other forms of cancer beyond the original...

2013-05-28 23:28:30

Dr. Shah of Beautiful Canadian Laser and Skincare Clinic, understands the pain of acne. Over the course of his 13 years as a cosmetic physician, Dr Shah has witnessed firsthand the devastating effects acne can have on the self esteem of his patients and offers a wide range of solutions for this problem. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Societal Expectations We live in a society that values a clear complexion. For sufferers of acne, this often leads to insecurity and emotional pain. Acne...

2013-03-08 00:29:59

A University of Central Florida chemist has come up with a unique way to kill certain cancer cells — give them acid reflux. Chemistry professor Kevin Belfield used a special salt to make cancer cells more acidic — similar to the way greasy foods cause acid reflux in some people. He used a light-activated, acid-generating molecule to make the cells more acidic when exposed to specific wavelengths of light, which in turn kills the bad cells. The surrounding healthy cells stay...

2012-12-05 08:25:42

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Biologics, Inc., a bio-pharmaceutical technology company developing and manufacturing novel therapies for oncology and rare diseases announced today the acquisition of laser technologies for use in photodynamic therapy (PDT). The acquisition includes the Diomed(TM) PDT 630 laser and the OPTIGUIDE(TM) fiber optic diffusers, which are currently the only FDA-approved devices for use in PDT with PHOTOFRIN ® (porfimer sodium) for...

2012-07-26 06:23:57

In laboratory study, University of Michigan develops cell-specific technique using photodynamic therapy and nanotechnology for more precise cardiac ablation ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Michigan heart researchers are shedding light on a safer method for steadying an abnormal heart rhythm that prevents collateral damage to healthy cells. Irregular heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, set the stage for a common, debilitating disorder called...

2012-06-26 10:24:18

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Biologics, Inc., a bio-pharmaceutical technology company developing and manufacturing novel therapies for oncology and rare diseases and European-based INTERmedic, a medical laser and light technology company, announced a global manufacturing and distribution agreement of INTERmedic's latest photodynamic therapy (PDT) laser for exclusive use with Pinnacle's PHOTOFRIN ® (porfimer sodium) for injection. PDT is a two-step...

New Drug Shows Significant Results In Rare Skin Cancer Treatment
2012-06-07 13:05:19

Doctors charged with treating patients with a rare form of one of the most common types of cancer in the US may have a new weapon for their fight after a clinical study has shown a particular drug has proven very effective in both the treatment and prevention of the disease. The new drug, vismodegib (or Erivedge), has been found to dramatically shrink basal cell carcinoma (BCC) skin cancers and prevent the formation of new ones in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS), or Gorlin...

2012-02-15 21:43:32

Laser light in combination with certain drugs — known as photodynamic therapy — can destroy cancer tumours, but is today used mostly to cure skin cancer. The reason that internal tumours are not treated with the method is that the technology does not exist to check that the precise amount of light is administered. However, software developed by researchers in atomic physics at Lund University in Sweden looks like being able to solve the problem. "I think we are about to see a...