Killing Cancer with Light

Date Announced: 27 Nov 2007

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment that uses a drug, called a photo sensitizer or photosensitizing agent, and a particular type of light. When photo sensitizers are exposed to a specific wavelength of light, they produce a form of oxygen that kills the cancerous cells.

Each photo sensitizer is activated by light of a specific wavelength. This wavelength determines how far the light can travel into the body.

Kerber Applied Research Inc. believes that we have been able to develop some technology that is able to deliver the lethal blow of light required for external and internal PDT treatments allowing for deep penetration of tissue.

We have a very high power LED light for external applications and a very small catheter that could be used for prostate, bladder and other types of internal cancers.

Kristine Heatherwick Director of Sales & Marketing Kerber Applied Research Inc. Office (905) 664-3321


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