AI-enabled, implantable, multichannel wireless telemetry for photodynamic therapy. Academic Article uri icon


  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT) offers several advantages for treating cancers, but its efficacy is highly dependent on light delivery to activate a photosensitizer. Advances in wireless technologies enable remote delivery of light to tumors, but suffer from key limitations, including low levels of tissue penetration and photosensitizer activation. Here, we introduce DeepLabCut (DLC)-informed low-power wireless telemetry with an integrated thermal/light simulation platform that overcomes the above constraints. The simulator produces an optimized combination of wavelengths and light sources, and DLC-assisted wireless telemetry uses the parameters from the simulator to enable adequate illumination of tumors through high-throughput (<20 mice) and multi-wavelength operation. Together, they establish a range of guidelines for effective PDT regimen design. In vivo Hypericin and Foscan mediated PDT, using cancer xenograft models, demonstrates substantial suppression of tumor growth, warranting further investigation in research and/or clinical settings.

published proceedings

  • Nat Commun

altmetric score

  • 128.564

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, W. S., Khot, M. I., Woo, H., Hong, S., Baek, D., Maisey, T., ... Park, S. I.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Kim, Woo Seok||Khot, M Ibrahim||Woo, Hyun-Myung||Hong, Sungcheol||Baek, Dong-Hyun||Maisey, Thomas||Daniels, Brandon||Coletta, P Louise||Yoon, Byung-Jun||Jayne, David G||Park, Sung Il

publication date

  • January 2022