Principal Investigator: Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato 
Education and Knowledge Diffusion Coordinator: Euclydes Marega Junior 
Technology Transfer Coordinator: Jarbas Caiado de Castro Neto

University of São Paulo (USP) 
Instituto de Física de São Carlos
Av. Trabalhador São Carlense, 400

Barretos Cancer Hospital (HCB)
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)
Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)
Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCAR)
State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

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Optics and Photonics Research Center

Photodynamic therapy can combat secondary infections in COVID-19 patients

Researchers at the Optics and Photonics Research Center, supported by FAPESP, advocate the technique as an additional treatment for patients with the disease.

Innovative technology to treat skin cancer awaits approval by Brazil’s national health service

The Center for Research in Optics and Photonics has developed a device for the noninvasive treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer, the most frequent type worldwide, and has applied for approval by Brazil’s integrated public health system.

Biophotonic therapy eliminates bacteria and viruses from organs before transplantation

Method developed by scientists in Brazil and Canada can prevent transmission of diseases to organ recipients.

New treatment reduces pain in patients with fibromyalgia

Medical device developed at the Optics and Photonics Research Center applies laser and ultrasound simultaneously with analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.

Colorant extracted from turmeric can be useful for combating dengue

When experimentally mixed with water containing larvae of the mosquito that transmits dengue virus, the compound killed 100% of the insects after eight hours of exposure to sunlight

Two in one

Device developed by a group of scientists at the Optics and Photonics Research Center uses ultrasound and laser simultaneously to rehabilitate arthritis patients

Researchers develop first Brazilian prototype for digital X-ray equipment

For use in odontology, the laser scanner will allow Brazil to explore new radiology technology that has been mastered by few countries, says project team