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Photodynamic treatment for surface sanitation
Author(s): Lubov Brovko; Nadya A. Romanova; Christina Leslie; Helene Ollivier; Mansel W. Griffiths
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Paper Abstract

The bactericidal effect of visible light illumination on bacteria treated with non-toxic photosensitizers (PS) has been shown previously, its effectiveness depended on both cell type and nature of photosensitizer used. The photosensitizer (PS)-mediated bactericidal effect of light against different types of microorganisms including vegetative bacteria (both in planktonic form and in biofilms), bacterial spores, yeasts, viruses was investigated for both cells in liquid media, and on surface. Bactericidal effect was monitored for different photosensitizer such as TBO and derivatives of rosamine at different concentrations. The possibility of using photodynamic treatment for surface sanitation was investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5969, Photonic Applications in Biosensing and Imaging, 596914 (12 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.628596
Show Author Affiliations
Lubov Brovko, Univ. of Guelph (Canada)
Nadya A. Romanova, Univ. of Guelph (Canada)
Christina Leslie, Univ. of Guelph (Canada)
Helene Ollivier, Univ. of Guelph (Canada)
Mansel W. Griffiths, Univ. of Guelph (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5969:
Photonic Applications in Biosensing and Imaging
Brian C. Wilson; Richard I. Hornsey; Warren C. W. Chan; Ulrich J. Krull; Robert A. Weersink; Kui Yu, Editor(s)

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