Biophotonics: Selective disinfection

Won, Rachel
March 2010
Nature Photonics;Mar2010, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p136
Academic Journal
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.


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