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1. Photopharmacology

Photopharmacology uses light to control living systems. It relies on the incorporation of molecular photoswitches into the structure of drugs. Light irradiation results in the change in properties of the drug, which are translated into difference in bioactivity.

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2. Imaging in Photopharmacology

Photopharmacology lends outstanding possibilities for theranostics ("See what you treat - treat what you see"). In this respect, photopharma must rely on molecular medical imaging for the localisation of targets and validation of its approaches.

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3. Molecular Imaging

Molecular Imaging (MI) techniques allow for non-invasive visualising of processes in the body and are crucial for diagnostics, disease staging and personalised medicine. Organic synthesis of imaging agents is central in the development of MI.

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4. Photopharmacology in Imaging

The outstanding properties of light make it a valuable tool for medical imaging: it is bioorthogonal (sensitivity), can be delivered with very high spatiotemporal precision (resolution) and does not cause contamination (selectivity).

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