At Immunolight, we license, on a competitive basis, our proprietary technology for transferring and converting energy. Our technology can be used as an integral component in products, for solar energy production, or for use in the development of products in the fields of medicine, semiconductors and adhesives.
The electromagnetic energy spectrum encompasses a wide range of energy types, from high level energy waves such as gamma ray or x-ray, to low level energy waves such as radio waves or microwaves. Between the high and low energy waves lie the intermediate energy wavelengths – Ultraviolet (UV), Infrared (IR) and of course the visible color wavelengths. Only the visible wavelengths can be seen by the human eye.
A general characteristic of the two extremities of the electromagnetic spectrum (the high energy waves and the low energy waves) is their ability to penetrate material, including tissue. The wavelengths in the middle – UV, IR and visible light – can be quite active chemically, but are unable to deeply penetrate most materials (including tissue).
Immunolight pioneered materials and methods to convert penetrating high energy waves “down” on the electromagnetic spectrum into more active energies. Also innovated were materials and methods to convert penetrating lower energy waves “up” on the electromagnetic spectrum into more active energies.
This fundamental technology of converting the incident energy into different wavelengths has applications across multiple industries.
Taking UV light as an example, it is a form of energy that is capable of activating specific compounds as long as the compound could see the UV light. UV light is known to be able to activate certain drugs that have effects in cancer, autoimmune disease and skin disorders. Additionally, there are UV curable adhesives used for medical and commercial applications.
With Immunolight’s technology, UV based reactions can be created without consideration to the penetration of UV light to the reaction site. Energy converters can be placed within the site of a desired chemical reaction wherein they enable UV light generation which, in turn, creates a non-line of sight activation of the compound. By placing energy converters inside tissues, drugs can be activated in those tissues that could never before be reached by UV light penetrating from the outside. By placing energy converters inside UV curable adhesives, adhesive bonds could be cured without a line of site to an outside UV source, enabling performance features not available in any other adhesive.
The materials, methods, and applications are the subject of multiple issued and pending patent applications, with more in development.