Biophotonics is an ambitious, multidisciplinary research area that utilizes light-based technologies in medicine and the life sciences. The term derives from two words of Greek origin: ‘bios’ means life and ‘phos’ light. Biophotonics refers to the interplay between light and biological matter.
Improving diagnosis, therapy and follow-up care, Biophotonics sets the trend towards a personalized medicine. It plays a crucial role for better and improved health care, in reducing health-care costs, and it helps to approach the challenges of an ageing society in more suitable ways. The enormous annual growth of industries in this field reflects the economic and socio-political importance of Biophotonics.
Raman spectroscopy has already proved its effectiveness in many cases for medical diagnostics such as for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infections. However, there are no standards in the different working groups, e.g. for sample preparation, implementation of the Raman experiments, spectra pre-treatment, data evaluation, etc.In a round robin experiment, the required groundwork will take place in order to define standardised Raman measurement methods, which will be fundamental for establishing Raman spectroscopy for clinical diagnostic procedures.
Continuing the success of the previous meetings held in Sacramento, Ottawa, Jena, and Florence, the 5th conference will come to Perth, Western Australia, running over two full days, and back-to-back with the Science on the Swan medical research conference, which delegates are strongly encouraged to also attend, at discounted rates. [more]
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