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2PT

abbreviation of: 2-Photon Tomography

Two-Photon Tomography, also Multi-Photon-Tomography, is a non-linear optical microscopic method, that enables to reconstruct images of the frequency doubled signal.

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ALS

abbreviation of: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ATMP

abbreviation of: Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product

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CARS

abbreviation of: Coherent anti-stokes Raman spectroscopy

Coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering can be applied for imaging of a coherent Raman signal at non-linear excitation.

CCP

abbreviation of: Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology

The Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology is an international research center at the  Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Charité 3R

definition: Charité 3R

Charité 3R – Replace | Reduce | Refine – promotes the development of innovative methods in biomedical research with the objective of replacing animal experiments, reducing their number or refining experiments in order to relieve the burden placed on laboratory animals. With the over-arching goal of improving biomedical translation into applicable therapies for the human patient in mind, Charité 3R is an interdisciplinary effort to improve both medicine and animal welfare. Charité 3R will stimulate research in all 3Rs and consequently foster the development of novel alternative methods.

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CRM

abbreviation of: Confocal Raman Microscopy

Confocal Raman Microscopy is a spectroscopic method, allowing to record Raman spectra with high spatial resolution using a confocal microscope.

CT

abbreviation of: computed tomography

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DFG

abbreviation of: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

German Research Foundation

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FLIM

abbreviation of: Fluorescence Lifetime Microscopy

Fluorescence Lifetime Microscopy is a microscopic method, that allows to reconstruct images based on the fluorescence lifetime of scanned measurement points of a sample.

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HPLC

abbreviation of: high pressure liquid chromatography

High pressure liquid chromatography is an analystic method for the identification and quantification of constituents of a sample.

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LSM

abbreviation of: Laser Scanning Microscopy

Laser Scanning Microscopy is a light-microscopic method, allowing to reconstruct images by scanning with a laserbeam over a sample.

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MRI

abbreviation of: Magnetic resonance imaging

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NIR

abbreviation of: Near Infrared

The near infrared spectral region extends from 780 nm to 3 µm.

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OCT

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Optical Coherence Tomography is a measurement method, that allows to record depth-dependent images of a sample, based on the interference of the backscattered light.

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SC

abbreviation of: Stratum Corneum

The Stratum Corneum is the outermost layer of the skin, consisting of corneocytes embedded in a matrix of intercellular lipids.

SERS

abbreviation of: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy can be used for Raman spectroscopic identification for enhanced Raman signals at metallic- or nano structured surfaces.

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TEWL

abbreviation of: transepidermal water loss

The transepidermal water loss determines the amount of free water evaporating out of the skin surface.

TTP

abbreviation of: tissue tolerable plasma

Tissue tolerable plasma is cold atmospheric plasma, that can be applied for medical disinfection.

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USPF

abbreviation of: Universal sun protection factor

The universal sun protection factor considers additionally to UV-radiation, also the influence of radiation in the visible and near infrared spectral region.

UV

abbreviation of: Ultraviolet rediation

The ultraviolet spectral range extends from 10 nm to 400 nm.