2015-11-09

Israeli Scientists Find New Imaging Method to Lower Risks in Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive procedure for gallbladder removal, and one of the most common surgical procedures worldwide. While the procedure has a very high success rate, 1 in 200 patients will sustain serious bile duct injury, primarily due to misidentification of the biliary anatomy. With 800,000 procedures carried out in the United States each year that means in the U.S. alone 4,000 patients will be seriously injured.
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2015-09-08

U.S. Researchers Study the Brain’s Reward and Aversion Behavior with Micro LEDs

New research may help explain why drug treatments for addiction and depression don’t work for some patients.
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2014-10-22

Blue LED Activated Drug Could Alleviate Side Effects from Diabetes Medication

Scientists have created a drug for type 2 diabetes that is switched on by blue light, which they hope will improve treatment of the disease.
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2014-09-04

Blue-violet LED Skin Treatment for Drug Resilient Bacteria

A research team from Osaka City University in Japan have succeeded in treating skin ulcers caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria using 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and LED lights, according to a Nikkei Technology report.
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2014-02-28

Use of LED’s in Endoscopy and Laparoscopy

It was 1950 when Mr. Hopkins met Dr. Hugh Gainsborough, a gatroentreroligst at St. George’s Hospital London, where he was put forth with a challenge of illumination while operating within abdomen.  By 1954, Hopkins invented flexible glass rods which transmitted light from external light source to the inspecting tissue residing within the body of patient, which came to be known as rod lens system.  Concurrently early 1950 saw the birth of fibre optic light transmitting system which revolutionized the field of communication.
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2013-11-20

Osram Opto Launches LED Component for Medical Lighting

When it launches the new Osram Ostar Medical, Osram Opto Semiconductors will be introducing the first LED component with a high color-rendering index (CRI) of 95 and the possibility of adjusting the temperature of the color white. This makes it ideal for medical applications – for instance in operating rooms, where a precisely controlled chromaticity coordinate and high natural color rendering are crucial.
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2008-08-19

Alpha-One launches unique wavelength LED for medical applications

Recently, Alpha-One Electronics has introduced high reliability LEDs with special peak-wavelength which is suitable for a light source for medical instruments. LED with λP 700nm~810nm are quite important to detect the components of body, such as iris recognition, vein authentication, projection to scan the body, analyzer of the body fluid including blood components.
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Asahi Kasei Corporation, a leader in developing high-performance UVC LEDs, today announced the Klaran™ Reactor series, the only third-party tested and validated out-of-the-box water purification technology for original equipment manufact... READ MORE

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form ... READ MORE