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Biophotonic Therapy Can Destroy Bacteria and Viruses in Organs Before Transplantation

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S\xC3O PAULO, April 16, 2019 — A new technique for decontaminating organs before transplantation using UV and red light irradiation has been developed by researchers at the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in partnership with the University of Toronto. The biophotonic decontamination technique, which was initially developed to decontaminate lungs with viral infections such as hepatitis C, could help prevent transmission of diseases to organ recipients and increase the number of transplants.

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