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13 July 2009 Strategies for targeted antimicrobial photodynamic therapy
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Proceedings Volume 7380, Photodynamic Therapy: Back to the Future; 73803J (2009)
Event: 12th World Congress of the International Photodynamic Association, 2009, Seattle, Washington, United States
The photophysics and mechanisms of cell killing by photodynamic therapy (PDT) have been extensively studied in recent years, and PDT has received regulatory approval for the treatment of a number of diseases worldwide. As the application of this treatment modality expands with regard to both anatomical sites and diseases, it is important to develop strategies for enhancing PDT outcomes. Our group has focused on developing targeting strategies to enhance PDT for both cancerous as well as anti-microbial applications. In this article, we will discuss photosensitizer modification and conjugation strategies for targeted antimicrobial photodynamic therapy.
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Sarika Verma, Ulysses Sallum, Xiang Zheng, and Tayyaba Hasan "Strategies for targeted antimicrobial photodynamic therapy", Proc. SPIE 7380, Photodynamic Therapy: Back to the Future, 73803J (13 July 2009);

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