2nd UK company working on OLEDs to treat skin cancer, to have products in 2 years

A few years ago we reported that UK researchers are working on OLED-light as a cure for cancer. The technology was incorporated into Lumicure, and reportedly they are making good progress.

Lumicure OLED-light plaster

Now we hear that another UK company is trying to do a similar thing, Polymertronics. They are also working on OLED-light-plasters, which will be used in photodynamic
therapy - applying light sensitive drugs, which are activated when red-light is present. The drugs are supposed to destroy the tumors in the skin.

Polymetronics already showed that the OLEDs are working in the laboratory, and will soon begin human trials. They hope to launch the plasters as commercial products in two years.

Posted: Apr 30,2009 by Ron Mertens