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

McDonald, R. and Maclean, M. and Anderson, J.G. and Macgregor, S.J. and Grant, M.H. (2011) Effect of 405nm high-intensity narrow-spectrum light on osteoblast function. European Cells and Materials, 21 (Suppl.). p. 59. ISSN 1473-2262 (https://www.ecmconferences.org/abstracts/2011/Coll...)

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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.


McDonald, R., Maclean, M. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5750-0397, Anderson, J.G. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4151-1619, Macgregor, S.J. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0808-585X and Grant, M.H.;