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Light-based technologies for management of COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Sabino, CP, Ball, AR, Baptista, MS, Dai, T, Hamblin, MR, Ribeiro, MS, Santos, AL, Sellera, FP, Tegos, GP and Wainwright, M (2020) Light-based technologies for management of COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. ISSN 1011-1344

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Abstract

The global dissemination of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has accelerated the need for the implementation of effective antimicrobial strategies to target the causative agent SARS-CoV-2. Light-based technologies have a demonstrable broad range of activity over standard chemotherapeutic antimicrobials and conventional disinfectants, negligible emergence of resistance, and the capability to modulate the host immune response. This perspective article identifies the benefits, challenges, and pitfalls of repurposing light-based strategies to combat the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0299 Other Physical Sciences, 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
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Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2020 11:52
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2020 11:52
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2020.111999
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13579

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