In the framework of the growing rate of antibiotic-resistance, new therapeutic solutions are being considered against bacterial infections, among which photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a very attractive perspective. In recent years, innovative solutions for endoscopic illumination have been studied, e.g. for catheter infections, pancreas tumours and stomach infections by Helicobacter pylori (Hp). The aim is to design and characterize a non-invasive light-emitting device to perform Hp phototherapy: an ingestible “LED antibiotic”, exploiting the presence of endogenous Hp photosensitizers. Merging experimental and simulation methods we obtain the light action spectrum for Hp phototherapy in the gastric environment. We have designed and assembled the pill containing LED sources, a battery and electronic board. Capsule emission parameters are measured by an integrating sphere and in vitro Hp irradiation performed. The action spectrum for Hp phototherapy is peaked in the violet and red spectrum regions. Capsule prototypes show emission parameters compatible with in vitro Hp eradication (>99% killing). Our device has shown emission spectrum, intensity and duration compatible with an effective phototherapy of Hp, considering also the treatment repeatability (5–10 capsules in 2–3 weeks). Future clinical trials are envisaged.

Minimally invasive ingestible device to perform anti-bacterial phototherapy in the stomach / Romano, Giovanni; Tortora, Giuseppe; Calusi, Silvia; Orsini, Barbara; Gnerucci, Alessio; Fusi, Franco. - In: PHYSICA MEDICA. - ISSN 1120-1797. - ELETTRONICO. - 32 supplement 3:(2016), pp. 215-215. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 9 Congresso Nazionale - Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica tenutosi a Perugia nel 25-28 febbraio 2016.

Minimally invasive ingestible device to perform anti-bacterial phototherapy in the stomach

ROMANO, GIOVANNI;CALUSI, SILVIA;ORSINI, BARBARA;GNERUCCI, ALESSIO;FUSI, FRANCO
2016

Abstract

In the framework of the growing rate of antibiotic-resistance, new therapeutic solutions are being considered against bacterial infections, among which photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a very attractive perspective. In recent years, innovative solutions for endoscopic illumination have been studied, e.g. for catheter infections, pancreas tumours and stomach infections by Helicobacter pylori (Hp). The aim is to design and characterize a non-invasive light-emitting device to perform Hp phototherapy: an ingestible “LED antibiotic”, exploiting the presence of endogenous Hp photosensitizers. Merging experimental and simulation methods we obtain the light action spectrum for Hp phototherapy in the gastric environment. We have designed and assembled the pill containing LED sources, a battery and electronic board. Capsule emission parameters are measured by an integrating sphere and in vitro Hp irradiation performed. The action spectrum for Hp phototherapy is peaked in the violet and red spectrum regions. Capsule prototypes show emission parameters compatible with in vitro Hp eradication (>99% killing). Our device has shown emission spectrum, intensity and duration compatible with an effective phototherapy of Hp, considering also the treatment repeatability (5–10 capsules in 2–3 weeks). Future clinical trials are envisaged.
2016
Supplement 3 - volume 32
9 Congresso Nazionale - Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica
Perugia
25-28 febbraio 2016
Romano, Giovanni; Tortora, Giuseppe; Calusi, Silvia; Orsini, Barbara; Gnerucci, Alessio; Fusi, Franco
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