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Effect of 405 nm high-intensity narrow-spectrum light on osteoblast function

Mcdonald, Richard and Maclean, Michelle and Anderson, John and Macgregor, Scott and Grant, Mary (2011) Effect of 405 nm high-intensity narrow-spectrum light on osteoblast function. In: XII eCells & Materials Conference on Implant Infection, 2011-06-23 - 2011-06-25, Davos.

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    Abstract

    A significant portion of medical devices fail due to acquired infection, with infection rates after arthroplasty surgery between 1-4%, and considerably higher after revision surgery. To reduce the associated costs of infection, a new preventative method is required. High intensity narrow spectrum (HINS) 405 nm light is a new technology shown to have bactericidal effects on a range of medically important bacteria[1]. The effect of HINS-light on osteoblasts and bacteria were investigated to determine the potential of this technology to contribute to infection prevention in operating theatres, during surgery and postoperative dressing changes.

    Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
    ID code: 35182
    Keywords: osteoblast function , arthroplasty surgery , Bioengineering
    Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Bioengineering
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Bioengineering
    Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2011 12:36
    Last modified: 20 Jul 2013 21:36
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/35182

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