A technology for the complete destruction of viruses in donor organs

Today, thousands of people in need of donor organs, but not all of them are. Perhaps a new technique to remove viruses solve this problem, as many of the donated organs do not reach the recipient due to infections, which make them unsuitable for transplantation. The technology involves washing the cavities and their non-toxic liquid preservative vessels and destruction of bacteria by means of two types of light.

A technology for the complete destruction of viruses in donor organs

The method was invented by Professor Marcelo Saypelem the University of Toronto. Previously, physicians already decontaminated organs by means of the blood fluid replacement to destroy viruses, but the technology was not as effective as we would like. Blood was used as disinfection ultraviolet glow - why not combine these technologies together for the best results?

To help make this idea into reality, Marcelo Saypel teamed up with Wanderlei Banyato Brazilian University of São Paulo. They have created a device that is a part of the harmless preservative fluid enters the lungs infected with viruses, which absorbs red light with a wavelength of 660 nanometers. The resulting energy causes damage to membranes and even genetic material of viruses such as hepatitis C and HIV-1.

A technology for the complete destruction of viruses in donor organs

In addition to the red light, the device emits ultraviolet and which acts on the continuously circulating the liquid inside the organ. One liter of solution is very expensive, but it is enough for hundreds of washes bodies.

Laboratory tests have shown that after a new therapy unsuitable for transplant organs really cleansed of dangerous infections. It is about ten people who were transplanted decontaminated new way of light - they easily took root, and the recipients do not even have to take antibiotics, while others are often three-month course of antiviral drugs.

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