Photobiomodulation (BL)

Photobiomodulation

Photobiomodulation is the mechanism by which non-ionizing optical radiation in the visible and near-infrared spectral range is absorbed by endogenous chromophores to elicit photo-physical and photo-chemical events at various biological scales. Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) is a form of light therapy based on the principles of photobiomodulation. It involves the use of light sources including lasers, LEDs, and broadband light, in the visible and infrared spectrum to cause physiological changes and therapeutic benefits. PBMT has the potential to revolutionize modern healthcare and is being used by veterinarians, dentists and physical therapists for a number of applications including tissue regeneration, pain relief and regulation of inflammation. New areas of research include as age-related macular degeneration, spinal cord injury, and traumas and pathologies of the brain. The focus of the OSA Photobiomodulation Technical Group will be to develop guidelines to help ensure safety, efficacy and scientific accuracy in photobiomodulation research and technology development.


NameAffiliationTitle
Ilko K. Ilev U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationChair-Elect
Ronald Riegel American Institute of Medical Laser ApplEvents Officer
Gail Siminovsky, CAE Academy of Laser DentistryEvents Officer
James Carroll THOR Photobiomodulation LtdSocial Media Officer
Wendy Frydrych  Social Media Officer
Praveen Arany University at BuffaloWebinar Officer
Michael Hamblin Harvard Medical SchoolWebinar Officer

If you are a member of the Photobiomodulation Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with the chair, Juanita Anders.

                                 


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