Effect of 405 nm high-intensity narrow-spectrum light on osteoblast function

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A significant portion of medical devices fail due to acquired infection, with infection rates after arthroplasty surgery between 1-4%, and considerably higher after revision surgery. To reduce the associated costs of infection, a new preventative method is required. High intensity narrow spectrum (HINS) 405 nm light is a new technology shown to have bactericidal effects on a range of medically important bacteria[1]. The effect of HINS-light on osteoblasts and bacteria were investigated to determine the potential of this technology to contribute to infection prevention
in operating theatres, during surgery and postoperative dressing changes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
EventXII eCells & Materials Conference on Implant Infection - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 23 Jun 201125 Jun 2011


ConferenceXII eCells & Materials Conference on Implant Infection


  • osteoblast function
  • arthroplasty surgery

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