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Brandon Medical gives the gift of light


Cambridge IVF has been granted a license from the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and is set to offer IVF treatment on the NHS from 2012. The IVF centre uses Brandon Medical’s innovative embryo cell safety light.


Studies have shown that visible blue light is harmful to delicate human cells including embryonic, retinal and stem cells. Lights with wavelengths up to 500nm, which includes the visible violet and blue light, are known to damage these cells.

Brandon Medical selected HD-LED technology as the basis of the cell safety light which uses LED light sources and a unique colour conversion technology. Standard LEDs contain a lot of visible blue light and would not be the ideal choice for this application. They do however, have the advantage of not producing any UV or IR light. Brandon Medical selected HD-LED because it is a full spectrum light source. Special filters have been developed that remove only the dangerous sub-500nm wavelengths but have all other visible light present. The result is a cell safe light which gives optimum colour rendition without the danger of “blue light toxicity”.

 The brand new multi-million pound facility has been developed by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and will be able to offer 500 ‘cycles’ of treatment per year paid for by the NHS. The centre has invested in the most innovative technology to ensure the best possible patient treatment including Brandon Medical’s Galaxy Ultra HD-LED cell safety light.

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