Document Type

Patent

Abstract

The present invention provides a method for diagnosing or treating prostatic tissue in a human or animal patient which comprises sensitizing the prostatic tissue with an effective amount of a photosensitive composition which accumulates in the prostatic tissue and exposing the sensitized tissue to a source of light energy for a predetermined time and intensity sufficient to cause cellular and/or tissue function of the sensitized prostatic tissue to diminish or cease.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US5514669

Publication Date

5-7-1996

Assignee(s)

Medical College of Ohio

Application Number

08/128792

Filing Date

September 1993

Primary Class

514/63

Secondary Class

514/184; 514/185

Rights

These materials are free of copyright restrictions and are in the public domain within the United States only. The USPTO reserves the right to assert copyright protection internationally.

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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