“Light for physical health”
With this slogan, the German federal government advertises an initiative that was set up in 2001 to assist the research and development of optical solutions for biological and medical problems (www.biophotonik.org). Every living cell contains light which is relevant for the organizational structure and functionality of the cells.
The quality of food and ingredients that are for example used in cosmetics or food supplements, have a direct influence on our health.
Biophotonics establishes the understanding of processes in and between living cells and therewith offers the key to for example the early detection of illnesses, optimized cultivation methods in agriculture and the monitoring of food quality.