Tag Archives: oncology

Protected: Fluorescence imaging & endoscopy for tumor visualization and diagnostics

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.Introduction to fluorescence imaging Fluorescence is a phenomenon where substance that has absorbed certain wavelength of light emits it back at another wavelength. These substances are called fluorophores or fluorescent dyes. The emitted light has a longer wavelength than the absorbed one since some energy of the photon is lost in the process. The difference in wavelengths between absorbed and emitted light, called Stokes shift, allows very low background for fluorescence detection by separating it from the excitation light. The process of fluorescence generation is Continue reading →

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 substantial portion of the tumor, up to 60%, was above 60 ⁰C.   Above figures Continue reading →Customer case Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center was founded in 1898 as the first institute in the US devoted exclusively to cancer treatment and research. It is also the place where photodynamic therapy (PDT) was developed in the late 1970s by Thomas Dougherty. The PDT center at Roswell Park is a leader in the use of photodynamic therapy for treating different cancers. Research work includes treatment planning and light dosimetry for interstitial and intraoperative PDT to improve the quality of life and survival of cancer patients Continue reading →

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 killer T cells mainly responsible for eradicating the tumor. The formation of immunological antitumor memory Continue reading →Customer case The Laboratory of Molecular Theranostics at National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a major research section of the Molecular Imaging Program at National Cancer Institute (NCI) and is led by Dr. Hisataka Kobayashi who is the father of photoimmunotherapy. The ground-breaking research includes the development of imaging and theranostic probes with a particular emphasis on optical probes, which can aid in cancer detection during cancer resection or endoscopy. Dr. Hisataka Kobayashi M.D., PhD Dr. Peter L. Choyke M.D., PhD   Modulight products: ML7710 (multiple channels Continue reading →

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): Protocol for an Interventional Efficacy and Safety Trial Fabienne Lecomte, Elise Thecua, Laurine Ziane, Pascal Continue reading →Customer case Research by: Laser-assisted therapies and immunotherapies for oncology (OncoThAI) center at University of Lille is a large research center that carries fundamental and translational projects with the aim to widely implement PDT to clinical use either alone or in combination with other therapies like surgery or immunotherapy. Modulight products: ML7710 (631, 635, 665 nm) Laser use: Light-emitting fabrics for PDT therapy at clinical level   Prof. Serge Mordon PhD, currently at BioTis/Inserm     Dr. Laurent Mortier, MD, PhD, University of Lille   Research Continue reading →

ML7710 for photoimmunotherapy against regulatory T cells in tumors

    Results Tumor growth was significantly suppressed by photoimmunotherapy, compared to control or IgG without light activation. Tumor growth suppression, as well as overall survival after photoimmunotherapy, were significantly better with F(ab´)2 fragments than with full IgG. This efficacy improvement might be related to killer T cells, which were detected in much higher numbers after photoimmunotherapy with F(ab´)2 fragments and are key cells for the generation of efficient systemic antitumor immunity.       Related Modulight products and Services   Related Publications The Effect Continue reading →Customer case The Laboratory of Molecular Theranostics is a major research section of the Molecular Imaging Program at National Cancer Institute (NCI) and is led by Dr. Hisataka Kobayashi. The groundbreaking research includes the development of imaging and theranostic probes, which can aid in cancer detection and treatment. Dr. Kobayashi has invented near-infrared photoimmunotherapy (NIR-PIT) with IRDye700DX, which is currently in FDA-designated fast-track Phase 3 trials for inoperable Head & Neck cancer. Dr. Hisataka Kobayashi M.D., PhD   Dr. Peter L. Choyke M.D., PhD   Continue reading →

ML7710 for fluorescence imaging: Detection of colorectal polyps in humans using c-Met targeted fluorescent peptide

Motivation for the study Polyps are small growths on the inner lining of the colon or rectum, affecting around 1 in 4 people over the age of 50. Certain types of polyps may eventually become cancerous, and colon cancer prevention relies on colonoscopy using white light to detect and remove the polyps. However, small and flat polyps are difficult to detect and frequently missed with this technique. More precise methods to detect polyps before they progress to colorectal cancer are urgently needed. GE Healthcare’s patented EMI-137 Continue reading →Customer Case Research by: GE Healthcare is a manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic imaging agents and radiopharmaceuticals, R&D collaborations with Leiden University MC for early detection of colorectal tumors. Modulight products: ML7710 series clinical laser system (635 nm, 3 W) Laser use: Clinical single-wavelength laser device used for exciting novel fluorescence probe used to detect colorectal polyps. Link to the study: Dr. James Hardwick, Professor of gastroenterology & hepatology Research topics: Professor Hardwick’s research has contributed to many key improvements in the detection and treatment of colorectal Continue reading →

Oncology

Modulight lasers in oncology Cancer touches almost all people worldwide - either personally or through someone you know. The treatment options for cancer are much better than a couple of decades ago but cancer still remains a leading cause of death killing 10 million people annually. Modulight participates in the fight against cancer by providing innovative clinical laser solutions for different laser-assisted therapies.  Since 2010, Modulight has offered complete medical laser systems for oncology professionals, and today these systems are equipped with state-of-the-art features like Continue reading →

Workshop: Personalized medicine for better life

Time: Wed 15.6.2016, 8:30–11:00 Place:  Hotel Kämp, Helsinki  Paavo Nurmi cabinet  Pohjoisesplanadi 29, Helsinki, Finland   Confirmed speakers Lecture slideshows   Click here to view our previous workshop at ASLMS-2015. Related products: ML7710 – the tool for professionals »   |   Products for oncology »   |   ML8500 automatic illumination system »   | Illumination kit  »Time: Wed 15.6.2016, 8:30–11:00 Place:  Hotel Kämp, Helsinki  Paavo Nurmi cabinet  Pohjoisesplanadi 29, Helsinki, Finland   Confirmed speakers   Prof. Eero Mervaala: Optogenetics in cardiology and cardiotoxicity Professor, Pharmacology, University of Helsinki Professor Mervaala works in the field of cardiovascular and metabolic pharmacology in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Helsinki, Finland. Prof. Teuvo Tammela: Prostate cancer therapy with laser as part of combinatory treatment Professor in Urology, Tampere University Dr. Teuvo Tammela is a specialist in urology and surgery. He is a meritorious scientist especially Continue reading →

Protected: Workshop on the best practices in clinical photodynamic therapy Password Protected

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.Fri 24th April 6 pm, Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee, FL Topics PDT dosimetry – Dr. Gal Shafirstein, Roswell Park Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY [embeddoc url="https://modulight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/ASMLS-2015-PDT-Workshop-Prof.-Shafirstein-Final.pptx" width="280px" height="210px" download="all" viewer="microsoft"] Head & Neck – Dr. Merrill Biel, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN Cholangiocarsinoma & Esophageal – Dr. Herbert C. Wolfsen, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL [embeddoc url="https://modulight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/ASLMS_2015_Jones-Wolfsen.pptx" width="280px" height="210px" download="all" viewer="microsoft] Thoracic PDT – Dr. Patrick Ross Jr, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Mesothelioma – Dr. Keith Cengel, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Breast – Dr. Continue reading →

Modulight launches the world’s first multi indication CE and ETL certified medical laser

Tampere, January 28, 2015 – Modulight, Inc., a leading biomedical laser manufacturer announced today ML7710 laser platform launch and certification. Unlike other lasers in the industry Modulight ML7710 has been certified and supports a wide range of indications and configurations. Medical CE and ETL marking are valid for all multi-channel (1–8 outputs) laser configurations between 400–2000nm and up to 15W vs. typical application and wavelength specific support. ML7710 supports directly several laser based treatment modalities, like photodynamic therapy (PDT), laser surgery, photo disinfection, and photo coagulation. This saves Continue reading →