Light delivery optimization for H&N cancer treatment

Results Illumination with one fiber Some level of tissue heating was observed at all used light intensities. At lower intensities (60-100 mW/cm), less than 5% of the tumor was subjected to >60 ⁰C temperature, a point where irreversible thermal damage will immediately occur (photothermal ablation). At intensities of 150-200 mW/cm, 15-20% of the tumor was at >60 ⁰C temperature. At 400 mW/cm, which is FDA-recommended light irradiance for iPDT, a… READ MORE

Antimicrobial PDT for prosthetic joint infections

Motivation for the study Periprosthetic joint infections after hip and knee replacement surgeries are associated with high patient morbidity and a large financial cost. Challenging two-stage revision surgeries are required with long antibiotics regimes that can have limited efficacy and cannot eradicate drug-resistant strains like MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). This study aims to investigate the potential of photodynamic therapy with methylene blue to eradicate problematic bacteria associated with joint infections.… READ MORE

Photothermal therapy with platinum nanoparticles

Photothermal therapy efficiency Human ovarian cancer cells were plated on Petri dishes and incubated with platinum nanoparticles of varying sizes between 30 and 70 nm. After 24-hour incubation, irradiation was performed using a Modulight ML6600 laser at 808 nm together with an illumination kit (MLAKIT) tailored for Petri dish illumination. A small area of the dish was illuminated with the laser for five minutes with 45 W/cm2 irradiance. Calcein cell… READ MORE

Vision-sparing targeted phototherapy for uveal melanoma

Preliminary investigation of AU-011     Related Modulight products and Services   Related Publications Virus-Like Particle-Drug Conjugates Induce Protective, Long-lasting Adaptive Antitumor Immunity in the Absence of Specifically Targeted Tumor Antigens Rhonda C. Kines, Cynthia D. Thompson, Sean Spring, Zhenyu Li, Elisabet de los Pinos, Stephen Monks and John T. Schiller Cancer Immunology Research, 2021, 9 (6)   A Phase 1b/2 Open-label Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy… READ MORE

Combining photoimmunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibition

Motivation for the study The motivation was to study if photoimmunotherapy could enhance anti-tumor immunity when combined with immune checkpoint inhibition. CD44-targeted photoimmunotherapy was applied against poorly immunogenic, “cold” tumor and antitumor effect was studied alone and in combination with anti-PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibition. Sensitization of this “cold” tumor to immune checkpoint inhibition after photoimmunotherapy would mean that the tumor has been converted into highly immunogenic, “hot” tumor infiltrated with… READ MORE

Light-emitting fabrics for dermatological diseases

    Related Modulight products and Services   Related Publications Light emitting fabrics for PDT: technology and results of clinical studies Serge R. Mordon, Elise Thecua, Fabienne Lecomte, Anne-Sophie Vignion-Dewalle, Pascal Deleporte, Cyril Maire, Henry Abi-Rached, Claire Vicentini, Theresa Hommel, R. Markus Szeimies, Laurent Mortier SPIE, 2019   Photodynamic Therapy Using a New Painless Light-Emitting Fabrics Device in the Treatment of Extramammary Paget Disease of the Vulva (the PAGETEX Study):… READ MORE

Selective laser vaporization of polypropylene mesh in tissue

  Motivation for the study Surgical mesh is used to treat female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse (POP). However, erosion of this synthetic, non-absorbable mesh is a common complication and in more than half of these cases, a surgical excision of the mesh in the operating room is required. The mesh removal is technically challenging, may damage healthy adjacent tissues, and in some cases must be… READ MORE

ML7710 for photoimmunotherapy against regulatory T cells in tumors

      Experiments Tumor-bearing mice were randomized into 4 groups: 1) no treatment (control), 2) anti-CD25 full IgG antibody (no light activation), 3) anti-CD25 F(ab’)2 fragment, and 4) anti-CD25 full IgG antibody. NIR light using ML7710 (689 nm, 150 mW/cm2, 50 J/cm2) was administered to group 3 and 4 mice on day 1 (PIT). Tumor volumes were monitored for 21 days and survival of mice for up to 80… READ MORE

Novel antimicrobial phototherapy against emerging infectious diseases

      Results PIAS-treated pathogens were effectively eradicated upon NIR illumination. The efficacy of PIAS was dependent on the NIR light dose, 50 J/cm2 eradicating all MRSA from the rat nasal tract (Figure 1). PIAS also saved all mice from fatal MRSA infections, similar to VCM+RFP antibiotics and even more effectively than VCM antibiotics alone (Figure 2). Unlike the antibiotics, PIAS acted selectively on the target pathogen and did… READ MORE