Nabil M. Lawandy

1996 Associate Laureate, Science & Health
United States, Born 1957

Project Goal

Develop an inexpensive photodynamic treatment of cancer

Location: United States

"LaserPaint™ will greatly lower the costs of photodynamic therapy, making it more accessible to patients in countries where economics often make lasers impractical.”

American professor Nabil M. Lawandy has developed a new type of paint that exhibits laser action. One of its many and exciting potential uses is a low-cost, sophisticated treatment for cancers.

Lawandy, 38, who spent his childhood in Egypt, sees his discovery as a way to make "a tangible connection" between his scientific research and the needs of ordinary people, particularly in poor countries.

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