Pulsed Electric Field Applications in Biomedicine
Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) is relevant to a broad range of pulsed power applications including medicine, food, agriculture, energy and defence. Loughborough’s research into the generation of pulsed electromagnetic radiation spans all these domains.
For some medical treatments, such as cancer, were penetration is necessary, the human body frequency must be much higher than that usually used in successful invasive PEF treatment. For such applications picosecond (ps) PEF techniques must be used. Loughborough is the first to demonstrate the generation of very intense PEF in water (water has a permittivity close to that of human body) and therefore at the cutting-edge of non-invasive treatment.
Bucur Novac - Professor of Pulsed Power
“This is modern and demanding research that is being undertaken collaboratively with Pau University (France). If implemented in hospitals, the revolutionary novel non-invasive PEF treatment could be a game changer.”