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Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis

United States Patent

August 24, 1999
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A method of treating a patient who has osteoarthritic disease by administering a therapeutic composition containing a photoactivatable compound, or a precursor thereof, and administering light of a photoactivating wavelength that activates the compound.
Trauner; Kenneth (Sacramento, CA), Hasan; Tayyaba (Arlington, MA)
The General Hospital Corporation (Boston, MA)
08/ 948,623
October 10, 1997
This invention was made in part with government support under grant number DEFG02-91-ER61228 awarded by the Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.