TULLAHOMA, TN (AP) - Researchers at the University of Tennessee Space Institute say a new laser technique they developed has several potential applications, especially in the medical field.
The Tullahoma News reports that Dr. Christian Parigger and professors Jacqueline Johnson and Robert Splinter worked together to develop laser radiation that has accuracy on the molecular level. They say the technique could be used for detailed biomedical imaging and non-invasive surgery.
The nonprofit University of Tennessee Research Foundation says it is interested in commercializing and licensing the technology because it has the potential to overcome risks and limitations posed by traditional surgery.
Parigger and his colleagues said they are seeking investment from the National Institutes of Health to explore long-term research.