Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is well-known in treating cancer that cancer cells can be safely radiated and destroyed. This invention is a new generation of drug that can be used in PDT and to significantly kill cancer cells without attacking normal cells and can give responsive emission for diagnostics.
PDT can selectively kill the cancer cells by utilizing a chemical compound called photosensitizer (PS) under particular light irradiation. This invention could help to address the unmet need for PS drugs’ improvement in terms of cancer cell specificity, depth of light penetration and safety.
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