Bio-Medical Optics


This group focuses on photobiomodulation, the process by which nonionizing optical radiation from lasers and noncoherent sources in the visible and near-infrared spectral range is absorbed by endogenous chromophores to elicit photo-physical and photo-chemical events leading to physiological changes.


Photobiomodulation (BL)

Photobiomodulation is the mechanism by which nonionizing optical radiation in the visible and near-infrared spectral range is absorbed by endogenous chromophores to elicit photophysical and photochemical events at various biological scales. Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) is a form of light therapy based on the principles of photobiomodulation. It involves the use of light sources, including lasers, LEDs, and broadband light, in the visible and infrared spectrum to cause physiological changes and therapeutic benefits. PBMT has the potential to revolutionize modern healthcare and is being used by veterinarians, dentists and physical therapists for a number of applications, including tissue regeneration, pain relief and regulation of inflammation. New areas of research include as age-related macular degeneration, spinal cord injury and traumas and pathologies of the brain. The focus of the Photobiomodulation Technical Group will be to develop guidelines to help ensure safety, efficacy and scientific accuracy in photobiomodulation research and technology development.

If you are a member of the Photobiomodulation Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with the chair, Ilko K. Ilev.

Connect with your fellow members of the Photobiomodulation Technical Group by joining our community on LinkedIn!


Ilko K Ilev U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationChair
Ann Kobiela Ketz LiteCure, LLCVice Chair
Juanita Anders USUHSEvents Officer
David Baxter University of OtagoPBM Applications Officer
Raymond Lanzafame  Publications Officer
Ross Lefkowitz Curative SciencesSocial Media Officer
Praveen Arany University at BuffaloWebinar Officer
There are no upcoming events at this time. Please visit the OSA meetings section for more information on other upcoming events.

On-Demand Photobiomodulation Webinars

You can watch any of the following webinar presentations on-demand:

Senior Sales Engineer / Key Account Manager | Hubner Photonics Inc.
Mon, 08 Nov 2021 14:45:43 -0500

Senior Camera Engineer | Poly
Mon, 08 Nov 2021 09:43:01 -0500

Postdoctoral Associate in Optics | University of Dayton
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 13:24:08 -0400

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