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Photodynamic Therapy, also known as PDT is a treatment that involve a particular type of light and photosensitizing agent or chemical substance. These photosensitizers when exposed to wavelength of light produces a form of oxygen that can kill nearby microbial cells, fungi, bacteria or viruses. These photosensitizing agents are injected into main bloodstream for the treatment purposes. Photodynamic therapy is used in treating skin cancers, esophageal cancer, acne problem and many others. Light source like Laser, intense pulse lights, LED and many other light sources are used for the treatment purpose.
This photodynamic therapy has three steps. Application of photosensitizer drug, incubation period and activation of light. The photosensitizing agents are injected in the main bloodstream. The agents are then consumed by various cells, both normal and infected. Then comes the incubation period typically ranging from minutes to days. Finally, the target tissues are exposed to specific light waves to destroy the infected cells. Photosensitizers including 5-aminolevulinic acid or ALA (Levulan), porfimer sodium (Photofrin) and methyl aminolevulinate (Metvix) are used for the treatment purpose. More drugs are expected to become available soon.
The global market for photodynamic therapy is growing, although having few side effects. It can sometime have effect on skin and eyes. Patients are asked to avoid direct sunlight and bright light inside rooms. Photodynamic therapy can sometimes cause skin burn, pain in stomach or swelling. These side effects can be treated and cured effectively.
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Key Players of Global Photodynamic Therapy Market =>
Allergan plc, Lumenis, Ltd., PhotoMedex, Inc., Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc, Galderma SA, Biofrontera AG, Dusa Pharmaceuticals, Quest Pharmatech, Inc., Soligenix, Inc., and Biolitec AG.
The global photodynamic therapy market is becoming popular worldwide due to its effective treatment process and minimal side effects. The market is expanding into different treatment processes due to the advancement in medical research. The growing market can be segmented based on its type and application. Photosensitizers and Lights are covered under the type segment. This is an important field of study as the combination of drugs and light is crucial in the treatment process. Oncology, Ophthalmology and Dermatology are covered under the application segment. The photodynamic therapy process is gaining momentum as it is non-invasive, reducing patient stay and minimal side effects.
The global photodynamic therapy market is advancing and expanding its reach to different region. The global market is segmented into five major regions, based on the geographic locations. North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Middle East & Africa (MEA) are the segmentations that helps in understanding the market potential. North American market is growing due to rising number of skin cancers and increasing diagnostic facilities helping in detecting diseases at an early stage. European market is growing due to increasing cases of dermatological disorder. The photodynamic therapy market in APAC countries are growing due to the growing population and dermatological cases.
Zinc-based picolyl porphyrin nano-molecule shows promising results in cancer treatment. Preliminary tests conducted on breast cancer cells indicate its potential as an effective photosensitizer molecule. The material is being developed by Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, and CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology (CSIR-NEIST), Jorhat. Positive results from these results can surely develop new drugs and contribute to the growth of Photodynamic therapy market.
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