Tag Archives: ML7710

Automated drug detection and dynamic measurement prioritization with medical laser platform

Published in: SPIE BIOS 2024 Authors: Henri Auvinen, Lassi Luokkanen, Zoe Ylöniemi, Natalia Leinonen, Ana Colucci, Petteri Uusimaa  Published in: SPIE BIOS 2024 Authors: Henri Auvinen, Lassi Luokkanen, Zoe Ylöniemi, Natalia Leinonen, Ana Colucci, Petteri Uusimaa Monitoring treatment through spectral data enables adjusting treatment in real-time for each patient separately, in line with the trend for personalized medicine. Modulight ML7710 laser can simultaneously measure spectral data from up to 8 different locations in tumor tissue. The laser with this optical monitoring feature is currently being tested in glioblastoma trials in Germany where patients receive photoimmunotherapy and treatment is tailored through spectral monitoring of Continue reading →

Modulight Spotlights: LASER-SHARP RESEARCH – December 2023

Modulight Spotlights: LASER-SHARP RESEARCH – December 2023 Organic compounds are one of the leading causes of water pollution. Rhodamine 6G is a commonly used dye in the food and textile industries and can cause cancer when consumed in contaminated water. To tackle this problem, Professor T. Nyokong’s team at Rhodes University studied photocatalysis with ML7710 for degrading rhodamine, and showed increased degradation efficiency when photocatalysis was combined with ultrasound (sonocatalysis). This Laser-Sharp study offers a new method for more efficient degradation of organic pollutants for environmental Continue reading →

Modulight Spotlights: LASER-SHARP RESEARCH – November 2023

 Modulight Spotlights: LASER-SHARP RESEARCH – November 2023 The development of modern antibiotics is recognized as one of the major achievements of medicine and has saved millions of lives. However, many infectious agents have developed resistance to antibiotics over time, and defining new antibiotic targets has been difficult since very few genes are essential for pathogens. To combat this growing problem, Professor Timothy Haystead’s team at Duke University developed a novel light-based antimicrobial strategy that targets non-essential enzyme on the surface of bacteria. Light activation was Continue reading →

Targeting Borrelia burgdorferi HtpG with a berserker molecule, a strategy for anti-microbial development

Published in: Cell Chemical Biology Authors: Dave L. Carlson, Mark Kowalewski, Khaldon Bodoor, Matthew R. Redinbo, Neil Spector, Timothy A.J. Haystead Duke UniversityPublished in: Cell Chemical Biology Authors: Dave L. Carlson, Mark Kowalewski, Khaldon Bodoor, Matthew R. Redinbo, Neil Spector, Timothy A.J. Haystead Duke University Conventional antimicrobial discovery relies on targeting essential enzymes in pathogenic organisms, contributing to a paucity of new antibiotics to address resistant strains. Here, by targeting a non-essential enzyme, Borrelia burgdorferi HtpG, to deliver lethal payloads, we expand what can be considered druggable within any pathogen. We synthesized HS-291, an HtpG inhibitor tethered to the photoactive toxin verteporfin. Reactive oxygen species, generated by light, enables Continue reading →

Modulight Spotlights: LASER-SHARP RESEARCH – October 2023

 Modulight Spotlights: LASER-SHARP RESEARCH – October 2023 ​Antimicrobial resistance is an increasing healthcare problem, with new effective treatment strategies urgently needed. Professor Mitsunaga and team at The Jikei University Medical School, Japan, describe a promising treatment called photoimmuno-antimicrobial strategy (PIAS) in a new Nature publication. Detailed instructions how to design and implement the treatment are given, with Modulight’s ML7710 and ML6600 series lasers validated for drug activation in the protocol. This treatment enables targeted elimination of different microbes, regardless of the species or drug resistance Continue reading →

Photoimmunotechnology as a powerful biological tool for molecular-based elimination of target cells and microbes, including bacteria, fungi and viruses

Published in: Nature Protocols Authors: Tadayuki Iwase, Kimihiro Ito, Takashi Nishimura, Kei Miyakawa, Akihide Ryo, Hisataka Kobayashi, Makoto Mitsunaga The Jikei University School of Medicine  Published in: Nature Protocols Authors: Tadayuki Iwase, Kimihiro Ito, Takashi Nishimura, Kei Miyakawa, Akihide Ryo, Hisataka Kobayashi, Makoto Mitsunaga The Jikei University School of Medicine Microbial pathogens, including bacteria, fungi and viruses, can develop resistance to clinically used drugs; therefore, finding new therapeutic agents is an ongoing challenge. Recently, we reported the photoimmuno-antimicrobial strategy (PIAS), a type of photoimmunotechnology, that enables molecularly targeted elimination of a wide range of microbes, including the viral pathogen severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and the multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogen Continue reading →

Pioneering study confirms benefits of Modulight’s technology and photoimmunotherapy for ovarian cancer

A study published in Science Advances has for the first time scientifically demonstrated the potential of fluorescence-guided photoimmunotherapy enabled with Modulight’s laser platform and cloud technology. The study, a collaboration between the University of Maryland (UMD) and Modulight, confirms the benefits of targeted nanomedicine, Modulight’s medical laser system, and fluorescence-guided intervention in both achieving better treatment outcomes and predicting tumor response. “We have already published over a hundred scientific articles on our website from world-leading research groups that have used Modulight products in their studies. This Continue reading →A study published in Science Advances has for the first time scientifically demonstrated the potential of fluorescence-guided photoimmunotherapy enabled with Modulight's laser platform and cloud technology. The study, a collaboration between the University of Maryland (UMD) and Modulight, confirms the benefits of targeted nanomedicine, Modulight’s medical laser system, and fluorescence-guided intervention in both achieving better treatment outcomes and predicting tumor response. "We have already published over a hundred scientific articles on our website from world-leading research groups that have used Modulight products in their studies. This Continue reading →

Fluorescence-guided photoimmunotherapy using targeted nanotechnology and ML7710 to manage peritoneal carcinomatosis

Published in: Science Advances Authors: Barry J. Liang(1,2), Sumiao Pang(1), Robert Perttilä(3), Chen-Hua Ma(1), Payal Srivastava(1), Brandon Gaitan(1), Aaron J. Sorrin (1), Nada Fadul(1), Zoe Ylöniemi(3), Dana M. Roque(4,5), Tayyaba Hasan(6), Petteri Uusimaa(3), Huang-Chiao Huang(1,4*) (1) Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland (2) Laboratory of Cell Biology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (3) Modulight Corp., Finland (4) Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine (5) Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University Continue reading →Published in: Science Advances Authors: Barry J. Liang(1,2), Sumiao Pang(1), Robert Perttilä(3), Chen-Hua Ma(1), Payal Srivastava(1), Brandon Gaitan(1), Aaron J. Sorrin (1), Nada Fadul(1), Zoe Ylöniemi(3), Dana M. Roque(4,5), Tayyaba Hasan(6), Petteri Uusimaa(3), Huang-Chiao Huang(1,4*) (1) Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland (2) Laboratory of Cell Biology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (3) Modulight Corp., Finland (4) Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine (5) Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University Continue reading →

Modulight Spotlights: LASER-SHARP RESEARCH – August 2023

 Modulight Spotlights: LASER-SHARP RESEARCH – August 2023 Interleukin 15 (IL-15) is promising candidate for cancer immunotherapy, since it is an inducer of differentiation and proliferation of killer T cells and NK cells. A new study by Fukushima et al. at NCI, published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, shows increase in therapeutic efficacy in vivo when IL15 was combined with photoimmunotherapy using ML7710 laser system. Intratumoral injection of IL-15 also boosted the immune responses against both the primary tumor as well as abscopal effect eradicating distant, untreated tumor.​ ​​ Read original publication Modulight Continue reading →

Photodynamic Therapy of an Abdominal Abscess at the Time of Percutaneous Drainage

Published in: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Authors: Timothy M. Baran, Ashwani Kumar Sharma    Published in: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Authors: Timothy M. Baran, Ashwani Kumar Sharma   This article presents a successful case study from an ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial where methylene blue together with ML7710 is used to eradicate bacteria and biofilm in the treatment of persistent abscesses. The potential of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is explored as an adjunct treatment for recurrent or challenging-to-manage abdominal abscesses during percutaneous drainage procedures. Despite advancements in abscess drainage techniques and antibiotics, some cases exhibit low response rates and recurrences, Continue reading →