photonamic GmbH and Co KG, a privately held company, was established in 2002 to develop photosensitisers in the field of fluorescence guided diagnostics and photodynamic therapy. photonamic has developed ALA (GLIOLAN) for the fluorescence guided resection of glioblastoma and for the photodynamic therapy of non melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) with a transdermal patch formulation (ALACARE). Both products are approved in Europe and will further be developed for the global market. photonamic is based in Wedel/Hamburg, Germany.
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