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Military Medical Photonics Program at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2019

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Massachusetts General Hospital Boston United States

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Combat casualty care routinely requires innovative technologies and toolkits that are simple-to-use, versatile, and require minimal orlittle training. Our efforts are focused on developing field-able tools and methods that are directly requested by soldiers, medics,and physicians to aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of wounded warriors from the field to surgical settings. Throughthe support of the Military Medical Photonics Program, the Wellman Center for Photomedicine has successfully worked side-by-sidewith engaged military physicians and personnel to create FDA-approved devices and drugs that directly benefit the warfighter andtheir civilian counterparts. The MMPP has provided support for projects starting at initial discovery through early development, andhas powered research leading to new devices and technologies for soldiers. Recent examples of this military-focused translationalprocess include an epidermal grafting device, fractional lasers for normalizing scars, and now a newly FDA approved technology forcopying tissue for full-thickness skin grafting.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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