In her practice, when she treats patients with conventional PDT, using ALA (with the Levulan
Kerastick) most often combined with blue-light therapy, she said she cautions patients to avoid exposure to light for up to 24 hours post procedure.
8,9) A large number of compounds are used as photosensitizer in PDT but only photofrin (porfimer sodium), levulan
(5-ALA) and metvix (methyl aminolevulinate) have received approval from the U.
Sun Pharma will acquire DUSA which is a dermatology company focused on developing and marketing its Levulan
photodynamic therapy platform.
Wilmington, Massachusetts-based DUSA develops and markets Levulan
photodynamic therapy (PDT) and other products for common skin conditions primarily in the United States, Canada and Korea.
The guidelines note that there are no good data on treatment of nodular BCCs using the photosensitizer known as 5-aminolevulinic acid and marketed in the United States and Canada as Levulan
, which has weaker tissue penetration than does Metvix.
The FDA granted orphan drug status to the company's Levulan
A photosensitizing agent applied to the skin, such as Levulan
or Kerastick, can make the treatment even more effective.
is the developer of Levulan
photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of acne, actinic keratoses, and other dermatological conditions.
is a biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the development and marketing of Levulan
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Photodetection (PD) for multiple medical conditions, with a primary focus on dermatology.
Published reports from leading physicians indicate that Dusa's drug Levulan
, when used in conjunction with the IPL Quantum SR, may optimize non-ablative photorejuvenation of damaged skin, according to executives.
Photodynamic therapy utilizes levulan
aminolevulinic acid and blue light to kill precancerous cells.
We counsel them to practice vigorous sun protection for at least 1 week and to avoid sitting by a window for 48 hours after the procedure so as to not reactivate the levulan