Document Type

Patent

Abstract

The present invention provides a method for treating a human or animal patient amenable an organ augmentation with gastro-intestinal tissue which is, or will be surgically transplanted into the patient's organ. The gastro-intestinal tissue is sensitized with an effective amount of a photosensitive composition which accumulates in the gastro-intestinal tissue. The sensitized tissue is exposed to a source of electromagnetic radiation energy for a predetermined time, wavelength and intensity sufficient to cause cellular and/or mucosal tissue function of the sensitized tissue to diminish or cease.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US5405369

Publication Date

4-11-1995

Assignee(s)

Medical College of Ohio

Application Number

08/187048

Filing Date

January 1994

Primary Class

607/88

Secondary Class

128/898; 604/20; 606/15; 606/17

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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