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Title: Methods for improved selectivity in photo-activation and detection of molecular diagnostic agents

Abstract

A method for the imaging of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue, wherein the plant or animal tissue contains at least one photo-active molecular agent. The method comprises the steps of treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of the photo-active molecular agent contained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, photo-activating at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, thereby producing at least one photo-activated molecular agent, wherein the at least one photo-activated molecular agent emits energy, detecting the energy emitted by the at least one photo-activated molecular agent, and producing a detected energy signal which is characteristic of the particular volume of plant or animal tissue. The present invention also provides a method for the imaging of a particular volume of material, wherein the material contains at least one photo-active molecular agent.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
  2. Knoxville, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
970385
Patent Number(s):
7346387
Application Number:
09/072,963
Assignee:
Provectus Devicetech, Inc. (Knoxville, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61B - DIAGNOSIS
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61K - PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Wachter, Eric A, Fisher, Walter G, and Dees, H Craig. Methods for improved selectivity in photo-activation and detection of molecular diagnostic agents. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Wachter, Eric A, Fisher, Walter G, & Dees, H Craig. Methods for improved selectivity in photo-activation and detection of molecular diagnostic agents. United States.
Wachter, Eric A, Fisher, Walter G, and Dees, H Craig. Tue . "Methods for improved selectivity in photo-activation and detection of molecular diagnostic agents". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/970385.
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