Resources arrow Clinical Trials and Studies

The following information regarding clinical trials and studies utilizes theLED technology for pain relief developed by Quantum Devices, Inc. It is the same and only LED technology used by NASA. Warp Light Therapy makes no claims that WARP 10® does anything beyond the FDA intended use. The FDA has stated that the Quantum WARP 10® Light Delivery System is a hand held device used for treatment of chronic pain by emitting energy in the Near-IR spectrum for the temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis and muscle spasm; relieving stiffness; promoting relaxation of muscle tissue; and to temporarily increase local blood circulation where applied.

We are sharing this information regarding clinical trials and studies to demonstrate the various uses with which Quantum Devices, Inc. LED HEALS® Technology is being used not only in space, but here on earth. And it's no coincidence, this same HEALS® technology is what you will find in the WARP 10®.

The vast majority of the research utilizing Quantum Devices, Inc. HEALS® Technology has been completed by three individuals at the Medical College of Wisconsin: Dr. Harry T. Whelan, MD., Dr. Janis Eells, Ph.D., and Dr. Margaret Wong-Riley, Ph.D. (See information below).

ALL research by Dr's. Whelan, Wong-Riley, and Eells at the Medical College of Wisconsin has been completed with Quantum Devices, Inc. LED arrays.

Harry T. Whelan, MD.
Dr. Whelan is Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Hyperbaric Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has over ten years of experience conducting research on the use of new light technologies in the treatment of cancer and wounds.

Medical College of Wisconsin
Whelan Receives Defense Department Appointment

Janis Eells, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences
Mitochondrial dysfunction plays a pivotal role in neurodegenerative diseases and in cellular aging. Research in my laboratory is directed at understanding mitochondrial signaling mechanisms involved in mediating cellular toxicity and protection. Read more...

Margaret Wong-Riley, PhD Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Graduate Faculty, Programs in Cell & Developmental Biology and Neuroscience
Medical College of Wisconsin

Quantum Devices, Inc. teams with NASA and launches clinical trial
QDI Press Release - November 8, 2005
Quantum Devices, Inc. receives a NASA Phase III contract to launch their HEALS® Lighting technology into a Phase III Clinical Trial proving safety and efficacy for cancer patients suffering the ravages of oral mucositis.

Effects of 670-nm Phototherapy on Development
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery - 2005
The objective of the present study was to assess the survival and hatching success of chickens (Gallus gallus) exposed in ovo to far-red (670-nm) LED therapy. | PDF |

Dr. Harry Whelan receives Defense Department appointment at the National Defense University
Medical College of Wisconsin - October 12, 2004
Harry T. Whelan, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin Professor of Neurology, has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Defense to serve as a distinguished research professor in the National Defense University's Center for Technology and National Security Policy in Washington, D.C.

DARPA Soldier Self Care: Rapid Healing of Laser Eye Injuries with Light Emitting Diode Technology
Medical College of Wisconsin - August 2004
In summary, studies by our research group in the last year of funding have demonstrated that NIR-LED treatment: (1) heals poisoned neurons by stimulating cytochrome oxidase activity; (2) protects against retinal damage and improves the recovery of retinal function in a rodent model of mitochondrial poison-induced blindness and (3) promotes retinal healing and improved visual function following high intensity laser-induced retinal injury in adult non-human primates. | PDF |

Mitochondrial signal transduction in accelerated wound and retinal healing by near-infrared light therapy
Elsevier B.V. and Mitochondria Research Society - July 2004
We propose that NIR-LED photobiomodulation represents an innovative and non-invasive therapeutic approach for the treatment of tissue injury and disease processes in which mitochondrial dysfunction is postulated to play a role including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy, and Parkinson's disease. | PDF |

Healing with Light Moves Beyond Fiction
HealthLink - Medical College of Wisconsin - March 2004
By Dan Ullrich
Fans of the Star Trek television shows can recall many stirring scenes of medical officers treating patients without drugs or surgery, using instead a device the size of a cell phone that sends out light rays to "miraculously" heal wounds and cure disease before their very eyes. Read more...

Effect of NASA Light-Emitting Diode Irradiation on Molecular Changes for Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice
Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine and Surgery - 2003
The purpose of this study was to assess the changes in gene expression of near-infrared light therapy in a model of impaired wound healing. | PDF |

NASA Light-Emitting Diode Technology Brings Relief In Clinical Trials
NASA News - November 13, 2003
A nurse holds a strange-looking device, moving it slowly toward a young patient's face. The note-card-sized device is covered with glowing red lights, but as it comes closer, the youngster shows no fear. He's hopeful this painless procedure using an array of lights will help ease or prevent some of the pain and discomfort associated with cancer treatment. Read more...

Light emitting diodes bring relief to young cancer patients; NASA technology used for plant growth now in clinical trials
NASA News Release - November 5, 2003
A device using specialized light emitting diodes, based on NASA technology for plant growth in space, is continuing to show promise as a treatment to aid healing of bone marrow transplant patients. Use of the LED apparatus has advanced to the second phase of clinical trials in U.S. and foreign hospitals. Results from the first round of tests were highly encouraging, prompting researchers to expand the trials as they seek approval for the treatment as a standard of care for oral mucositis. Read more...

Light at the End of the Tunnel
Wired News - by Noah Shachtman - Oct. 29, 2003
On this much, scientists and doctors agree: Tiny flashes of infrared light can play a role in healing wounds, building muscle, turning back the worst effects of diabetes and repairing blinded eyes. But what they can't decide on is why all these seemingly miraculous effects happen in the first place. Read more...

LED Technology Helps Wound Patients - Wound News: Wound Technology - July 23, 2003
By Adrian Brune
The science and technology that astronauts use to heal flesh wounds they receive while circling Earth could soon help the rest of us gravity-bound humans when we have persistent injuries that won't heal. Read more...

Scientific American Lauds PDT
Cancer Decisions Newsletter Archives - January 15, 2003
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) received a major boost with a six-page feature article, "New Light on Medicine" in the January 2003 issue of Scientific American. Written by Nick Lane, an honorary research fellow at University College London, the article provides an excellent overview of the therapy as it is currently being applied in Western academic medicine. Read more...

NASA Light-Emitting Diodes for the Prevention of Oral Mucositis in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Patients
Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine and Surgery - 2002
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of prophylactic near-infrared light therapy from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in pediatric bone marrow transplant (BMT) recipients. | PDF |

Seeing the Light: LEDs as Treatment?
American Academy of Ophthalmology - Eye Net
October 2002
The same wavelength of light that destroys blood vessels in Visudyne treatments might, at lower energies, heal faltering retinal cells by boosting their mitochondrial ATP factories. Read more... | PDF |

Photodynamic Therapy With Porfimer Sodium in Treating Patients With Refractory Brain Tumors
Medical College of Wisconsin - July 2002
Photodynamic therapy uses light and photosensitizing drugs to kill tumor cells and may be an effective treatment for refractory brain tumors. This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of photodynamic therapy using a porfimer sodium in treating patients with refractory brain tumors, including astrocytoma, ependymoma, and medulloblastoma. Click on the following links for more information.
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Light-Emitting Diode Therapy in Preventing Mucositis in Children Receiving Chemotherapy With or Without Radiation Therapy Before Bone Marrow Transplantation
Medical College of Wisconsin - May 2002 -
Light-emitting diode (LED) therapy may be able to prevent mucositis of the mouth. Randomized phase II trial to determine the effectiveness of LED therapy in preventing mucositis of the mouth in children who are receiving chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy before donor bone marrow transplantation. Read more...

Effect of NASA Light-Emitting Diode Irradiation on Wound Healing
Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine and Surgery - 2001
The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) and near-infrared light therapy on wound healing. |PDF|

The healing power of light: WCSAR technology helps mend hard-to-heal wounds
By WCSAR Director Weijia Zhou - May 31, 2001
Using powerful light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, originally designed for WCSAR's Astroculture™ plant growth research, scientists are examining how this lighting technology helps hard-to-heal wounds, such as serious burns and severe oral sores caused by chemotherapy and radiation. Read more...|

Healing Light
NASAexplores - April 18, 2001
Experiments with light energy are making everyone happy: farmers, doctors, patients, and astronauts are all reaping the benefits. What began as a way to grow better crops has ended up being a way to help seriously ill patients recover faster. In this case, what's good for plants is also good for people. Read more...

Light Emitting Diodes Aid in Wound Healing
Healthlink - Medical College of Wisconsin - November 28, 2000
Powerful light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been shown to help heal wounds in laboratory animals and are now being tested on humans at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The LEDs were developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to spur plant life in space.Read more...

U.S. Space Foundation honors NASA Marshall program manager

NASA News - Space Technology Hall of Fame - April 27, 2000
Helen Stinson, of the Technology Transfer Department at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has been inducted into the U.S. Space Foundation's Space Technology Hall of Fame. Eight individuals, including Stinson, were cited for their joint work in developing light-emitting diode (LED) technology for use in medical procedures. Read more...

Preclinical Evaluation of Benzoporphyrin Derivative Combined with a Light-Emitting Diode Array for Photodynamic Therapy of Brain Tumors
Pediatric Neurosurgery - Vol. 30, No. 5, 1999
The aim of this study was to investigate the second-generation photosensitizer benzoporphyrin derivative (BPD) and a novel light source applicator based on light-emitting diode (LED) technology for photodynamic therapy (PDT) of brain tumors. Read more...

First Brain Cancer Surgeries Using New Space-Age Probe Are Successful
Marshall Space Flight Center News Release - September 30, 1999
For the first time, surgeons have used a special lighting technology, developed for space-based commercial plant growth research on NASA's Space Shuttle, in two successful operations to treat brain cancer on Earth.
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Marshall Space Flight Center
Since its inception, the Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama, has promoted an active program to transfer technology designed for the space program into products to improve life on Earth. Read more...

LED-Based Lighting Treatment for Wound Healing
NASA SBIR Success Stories - 1998 Phase I Clinical Trial
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs), developed for NASA Space Shuttle plant growth experiments, are being used in the treatment of wounds. Read more... | PDF | NASA News

LED-Based Lighting for Treating Mucositis
NASA SBIR Success Stories - 1998 Phase II Clinical Trial
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs), originally developed for NASA Space Shuttle plant growth experiments, are being used to treat mucositis, severe oral and digestive tract sores resulting from high-dose chemotherapy. 
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Light-emitting Diodes as a Light Source for Intraoperative Photodynamic Therapy
Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin - March 1996
In this study, the use of light emitting diode (LED) arrays for photodynamic therapy of brain tumors with Photofrin porfimer sodium was investigated. | PDF |

Solid State Photon Emission Probe for Application with Photodynamic Therapy
NASA SBIR Success Stories - 1995 Phase II Clinical Trial
Tiny pinhead-size Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) developed for NASA Space Shuttle plant growth experiments have obtained Food and Drug Administration approval to use the LED probe in the removal of children's brain tumors on a trial basis. Read more... | PDF |

LED-Based Lighting Treatment for Cancer
NASA SBIR Success Stories - 1995 Phase II Clinical Trial
Using technology derived from NASA Space Shuttle plant growth experiments, an MSFC SBIR team has used tiny, pinhead-sized light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in the treatment of cancer. Read more... | PDF |

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