© 2008

Proceedings of Light-Activated Tissue Regeneration and Therapy Conference

  • Ronald Waynant
  • Darrell B. Tata


  • First book to present the mechanism explaining why light is effective in the treatment of so many illnesses and diseases

  • Offers a systematic approach to the field of Light-Activated Tissue Regeneration and Therapy covering theory, basic research, clinical studies and therapies

  • Includes extensive papers and coverage on such interesting topics as: pain, wound healing, diabetes, cardiovascular and stroke repair, neuroscience / progenitor and stem cells

Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Mechanisms

    1. Darrell B. Tata, Ronald W. Waynant
      Pages 3-9
  3. Wound Healing

    1. Debora G. Minatel, Marco Andrey C. Frade, Suzelei C. Franca, Gil L. Almeida, Chukuka S. Enwemeka
      Pages 23-32
    2. Chukuka S. Enwemeka, Deborah Williams, Steve Hollosi, David Yens
      Pages 33-37
    3. Janis T. Eells, Kristina D. DeSmet, Diana K. Kirk, Margaret Wong-Riley, Harry T. Whelan, James Ver Hoeve et al.
      Pages 39-51
    4. A. Lipovsky, Ankri R. Nitzan, Z. A. Landoy, J. Jacobi, R. Lubart
      Pages 59-64
  4. Photodynamic Therapy

    1. Stuart K. Bisland
      Pages 67-80
    2. D. Robinson, H.S. de Bruijn, E.R.M. de Haas, H.A.M. Neumann, H.J.C.M. Sterenborg
      Pages 89-98
    3. Michael R. Hamblin, Ana P. Castano, Pawel Mroz
      Pages 99-113
    4. Jarod C. Finlay, Li Jun, Xiaodong Zhou, Timothy C. Zhu
      Pages 115-125
    5. Juan Chen, Ian R. Corbin, Gang Zheng
      Pages 127-146
  5. Cardiovascular

    1. Hana Tuby, Lydia Maltz, Uri Oron
      Pages 151-156
  6. Dentistry

    1. Donald E. Patthoff
      Pages 159-172
    2. Akira Aoki, Aristeo Atsushi Takasaki, Amir Pourzarandian, Koji Mizutani, Senarath M.P.M. Ruwanpura, Kengo Iwasaki et al.
      Pages 181-190

About these proceedings


The Proceedings of the Light-Activated Tissue Regeneration and Therapy Conference covers the latest advances in the field including measurements that help determine the mechanisms of light-activated tissue regeneration and therapy. It also covers light sources that include lasers, LEDs, two wavelength sources, broadband sources and the metrology and medical outcomes they produce. These proceedings offer a systematic approach to the field of Light-Activated Tissue Regeneration and Therapy covering theory, basic research and clinical studies.

Topics covered by leading medical experts and researchers include extensive papers and coverage on such interesting topics as:

Wound healing
Cardiovascular and stroke repair
Neuroscience / progenitor and stem cells

About the Editors:

The Editor of the proceedings, Ronald W. Waynant Ph.D., is a Senior Optical Engineer with the Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health in Silver Spring, MD, and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. He previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Catholic University. Dr. Waynant previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine and is a Fellow of The American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers, The IEEE, The Optical Society of America, and The American Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine.

Darrell Tata, Ph.D. is a senior biophysicist working at the FDA on non-invasive therapeutics through the application of physical techniques of optical and near infra-red light on biological systems. His current research is in the applications of non-ionizing radiation in obtaining desired biological activation and therapeutic response in several serious human diseases / ailments, notably, malignant cancers, diabetes, and chronic pain. Dr. Tata has conducted research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics), Stanford University (Dept. of Radiation Oncology), University. of Vermont (Dept. of Pharmacology), and the Mayo Clinic (Dept. of Urology). 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald Waynant
    • 1
  • Darrell B. Tata
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationCenter for Devices and Radiological HealthWhite OakUSA

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