Happy New Year to all ! It did not start the same way for everybody and I would like to confirm my support to all families who suffered from these horrible attacks at Charlie Hebdo. What's new at the end of the first month of 2015. A French society : CREGG (group of gastroenterologists of private sector) decided to restart the PDT/PDD Commission which was put on hold for a few years. Due to the very slow PDT activity in the country it is nice to hear that some persons still have the willingness to promote it and use it. If clinical trials have been launched or re-launched it is also interesting to see that some pharma companies still believe in their products and future potential applications. But it is also sad to see that some of these trials had been launched years ago and that these years have been lost. Let's hope that these delays will not kill the future of PDT in gastroenterology. But urology will probably be "the" PDT application of the future with the end of the Phase III trial by Steba Biotech.
Didier Boucher Editor/Webmaster
PDT Services is a marketing, consulting and training company in the field of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Photodiagnosis (PDD) and associated techniques. We propose technological solutions as well as assistance to specialists working with PDT/PDD in need of necessary external competence, about the use of indispensable tools to be used for treatments: light sources (lasers, diode lasers), medical devices (light diffusers).
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