24 October 2011
Today the Network for Biophotonics Photonics4Life welcomes a new associated Partner. Cluster “Montpellier” will join P4L to add its combined expertise in cameras for oral diagnostics and clinical endoscopes.
Cluster “Montpellier” is composed of three entities, an industrial partner, a clinical research group from the dental faculty and a laboratory of biophysics-biophotonics. The three organisms started working together on a project concerning the development of an intraoral camera to facilitate the detection of precancerous lesions and cancer of the oral mucosa after staining and / or based on the autofluorescence of the tissues. The SOPRO-Acteon company is producing the intra-oral camera for caries diagnostic (SOPROLIFE) and clinical endoscopes. The LBN- EA 4203 laboratory of the dental Faculty of University Montpellier 1 is working in the cluster to validate the clinical use of the SOPROLIFE camera and to develop a similar camera for oral cancer diagnostic. The Bionanophotonics team of UMR 5221- Laboratoire Charles Coulomb (University Montpellier 2) is in charge of the photonic investigations.
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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