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Glowing band aid to zap skin cancer

Glowing band aid to zap skin cancer

作者:庄竭  时间:2019-03-08 08:13:02  人气:

By Jon Evans THE humble sticking plaster is getting a high-tech upgrade. As well as simply patching up small cuts and grazes, plasters embedded with light-emitting diodes could be used to treat skin cancer in combination with light-sensitive drugs. Polymertronics, based in Banbury, UK, is developing the plasters, which are impregnated with a ser ies of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The light plasters are designed for use in photodynamic therapy, in which light-sensitive drugs are applied to the skin as a cream. When you shine red light on the area it activates the drugs,