TITLE

Biophotonics: Selective disinfection

AUTHOR(S)
Won, Rachel
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Nature Photonics;Mar2010, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p136
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article, the author comments on the research conducted by Kong-Thon Tsen and colleagues which demonstrates selective inactivation of viruses including rapidly mutating viral species, such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by using ultrashort pulsed laser beams. He opines that this laser method could prove useful for the disinfection of blood components such as platelets, red blood cells and plasmas, making blood transfusion safer.
ACCESSION #
48304712

 

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