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The mission of the Biothermal Technology Laboratory (BTTL) is to promote research and education in the general field of thermal energy in biology and medicine with emphases on:


       Cryopreservation – the preservation of biological material at very low temperatures

       Cryosurgery – the destruction of cancerous tumors by freezing

       Hyperthermia – the localized treatment of tissues by elevated temperatures

       Interstitial photodynamic therapy (I-PDT)—the treatment of cancer tumors by light-activated drugs


Activity at the BTTL integrates the development of sensors, instrumentation, surgical devices, measurement techniques, physical modeling, numerical techniques, computation tools, and thermal design.