|Title:||Designing and elaboration of medical devices|
|Programme:||Institutional Projects (Supreme Council for Science and Technological Development)|
|Institutions:||Ghitu Institute of Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnologies, ASM|
|Project Leader:||Nica Iurie, doctor, associate professor (docent)|
|Participants:||Laboratory of Medical Technique|
|Keywords:||Photodynamic therapy, laser therapy, fotosanitation, ultraviolet radiation
Lately photodynamic therapy methods used in the treatment of oncological diseases, in cosmetology, dentistry and other domains have gained increasing acceptance. Photodynamic therapy is the type of laser therapy that involves using drugs that are absorbed by tumor cells, activated when exposed to special light sources and destroy the cancer cells.
At the same time, a major problem modern medicine has to face is the combat of infectious diseases, because the current problem is to overcome the resistance that lots of pathogenic microorganisms develop to the most modern antibacterial preparations (antibiotic resistance). Fotosanitation therapy involves using ultraviolet radiation to annihilate unspecific flora that inhabits wounds on the body surface or internal cavities infected.
Based on fundamental research, analysis of the results obtained, empirically and literature, the proposed project will develop radiation devices with different wavelengths of light to perform procedures of photodynamic and fotosanitation therapy.