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"Our earliest research revealed and later clinical studies confirmed that high immediate and short-term pain reliefs are extremely important for good outcome of the entire course of treatment. "
Dr. Norman Salansky, PhD
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IMI Healing Technologies' prime mission is to bring the recognition and use by medical communities in North America and around the Globe of its LEP2000™ Photonic and Laser Therapy System, and to offer high-efficacy therapeutic devices based on scientifically and clinically proven healing properties of multi-modality photonic and laser therapy approaches.
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R&D Grants, Studies and Affiliations

In the beginning of the 60s Dr. N. Salansky's interest started to shift from solid state physics and microelectronics towards biomedical engineering, where he developed a number of instruments for electro-acupuncture, artificial breathing support and microelectrodes for the simultaneous measurement of electrical and thermal activities of neurons in the brain.

In the beginning of the 80s he developed Codetron for remote control of brain biochemistry and Unitron for electro stimulation with a feedback from endogenous human parameters.

Later on, he continued with the development of Low Energy Photonic, Laser and cluster devices for pain relief and tissue healing.
  • In 1984, a company - International Medical Instruments Inc. - was founded by him. This company has changed the name several times,
    and is currently called IMI Healing Technologies.
At the same time, he obtained his first grant from the National Research Council to study skin optical windows.
  • 1987-1989 he started a study of Low Energy Laser technology under a Canadian IRAP grant.
  • At the same time, a supporting grant was obtained for laser applications in treatment of arthritic and musculo-skeletal disorders.
  • In 1993-1996 under a grant from National Defense Canada, Salansky studied a photo-biostimulation treatment of purulent wounds, burns and post-traumatic conditions. Dr. Natalia Salansky later joined him and since then the activity in this field has been jointly performed by both Drs Salansky.
  • The next grant was obtained from the DIR Program of Canada to investigate Low Energy Photonic Therapy efficacy for chronic venous ulcers in a double-blind clinical trial.
  • In 1996-1997 a study of Low Energy Photonic Therapy for partial sickness wound healing in a porsine was model supported by the Defense and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine of the Department of Defense of Canada.
  • In 1998-2000 a clinical trial for Low Energy Photonic Therapy efficacy for nerve regeneration in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome was supported by industry.
  • In 1998-2000 a double-blind clinical trial was conducted for Low Energy Photonic Therapy versus ultrasound for sub-acute and chronic pain relief.
  • In 1997-2005, animal and clinical studies were conducted for the optimization of optical parameters of Low Energy Photonic Therapy for cell cultures.
  • In the middle of the 80-s IMI started to produce its first commercial product called Spin with YAG laser wavelength for RA therapy, which was followed by a number of different Low Energy Photonic devices, including Spin, Fabulon and Fabulight, when different modifications of LEP 2000 were developed.
  • In these devices, software program was implemented to reflect 3D photon distribution in the tissue, resulting from photon scattering.
With this technology, within the last 25 years, a number of studies have been conducted by IMI Healing Technologies jointly with different university professors and clinicians:
  • Leg ulcer plastic surgery descent by low energy photonic therapy.
  • Laser induced tissue temperature changes.
  • Blood indices changes under LEP irradiation (in vivo experiments).
  • Low energy photonic therapy as a new conservative treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • X-rays evidences of LEPT for cervical lordosis restoration and radial heel spur healing.
  • Analytical method for calculation of temperature distribution in laser irradiated media with an external cooled surface.
  • Randomized trial, for the Efficacy of LEPT in extensor neck muscle and sleep patterns recovery after "whiplash" injury.
  • Low Energy Photonic Therapy dosimetry for multiple layered biotissue.
  • Stress-induced brain and heart ischemic damage and its prevention by LEPT.
  • The use of low energy laser therapy in the treatment of leg ulcers.
  • Photobiostimulation for treatment of purulent wounds.
  • The use of low energy photonic therapy in venous leg ulcers in a double blind placebo controlled study.
  • In a double blind study it was shown that LEPT is more effective than ultrasound for acute and chronic pain relief.
  • Two major United States patents on Method and Apparatus for localized LEPT were obtained.
Drs Salansky reported their results of the above studies at numerous international congresses and conferences, as invited and key speakers.

Affiliations

Dr. Salansky's professional affiliations include at various times:
  • Member of the Institute for Space and Terrestrial Science
  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member of the American Physics Society
  • Member of the Optical Society of America
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Physics
  • Member, Editorial Board, American Journal Institute of Electrical and Electronics
  • Engineers Transactions on Magnetics
  • Member, International Committee of Thin Films
  • Member, Solid State Physics Council
  • Member, PsychoNeurologicalImmunology Research Society
  • Member, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (fellow)
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Board member of the World Association of: Lasers Applications (WALA), Millennium Health Institute and others
  • Fellow (Academician) of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
Dr Salansky received an international award in physics and medicine and a Canadian award in technology for his work on LEPT

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