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Taiwanese Researchers Aim to Replace Lasers with LEDs in Cancer Surgery.

A research team headed by Ivy Hsu, Professor at Department of Bioscience Technology of Chung Yuan Christian University is betting on using LEDs to replace expensive laser lights in cancer surgery, reported CTimes. The professor announced her findings at a press conference held by Taiwan’s Ministry of Technology on Wednesday. Taiwan has been importing laser devices manufactured in U.S., but the lasers can cost up to NT$ 1.5 million per unit (US $ 45,765.19). The R&D project launched by Hsu aims to initiate the efficacy and performance of LED light sources on photodynamic therapy results.

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