Patent Number: 6,254,594

Title: Disposable light source for photothermal treatment of human tissue

Abstract: A system and method for modification of tissue. The system and method utilize a disposable sample cell that contains a chemical mixture capable of photoinitiation. Upon photoinitiation, a chemical reaction creates electromagnetic radiation that is readily absorbed by a desired portion of tissue. The absorption of energy creates heat which can be controlled to result in predetermined modifications to the tissue.

Inventors: Berry; Michael J. (Pacific Grove, CA)

Assignee: Quadrivium, LLC

International Classification: A61N 5/06 (20060101); A61B 18/20 (20060101); A61B 018/18 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018