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Photodynamic therapy device for treating glioblastoma

Company: PSU College of Medicine 1

Primary: BME
Secondary: EE

Non-Disclosure Agreement: NO

Intellectual Property: NO

Glioblastoma brain cancer is a devastating disease with currently low survival rates. Phtotodynamic therapy is a promising form of treatment that involves injection of a chemical agent that can make cancer cells sensitive to light of specific wavelengths. The goal of this project is to engineer a repeated light delivery device for photodynamic therapy of brain tumors. The project includes mentorship from an expert surgeon.



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