The Story Behind Laser Biotech International
Nelson Marquina, MSc, PhD, DC is the founder and Chief Technology Officer at Laser Biotech International in Richmond, Virginia. Growing up in Peru, surrounded by a family of professors and teachers, young Nelson loved to learn. It wasn’t long before the child scientist began to emerge, and displaying an interest in the effects of light, he quickly learned how to fry insects with a broken light bulb and sunlight.
Traveling to the United States as a foreign student, Nelson’s shoes disintegrated within two weeks of his arrival in wintry Michigan—a climate dramatically different from his homeland. Thefts and other personal losses, the misadventures of learning and communicating in a different language, and the challenges of cultural differences did not deter him from his passion for learning and making a contribution to his family and his larger world.
Nelson Marquina’s early interest in light yielded to space research, robotics engineering, artificial intelligence, human physiology and biochemistry, and energetic medicine. The string of letters after his name reflects his persistent desire to learn, and then, to deeply understand what he has learned. His scientific contributions to leading-edge-technology applications in various industries also reflect his commitment to practical and valuable benefits from that learning.
Nelson rediscovered his first love of light—but through the healing power of therapeutic lasers, rather than with light beams of destruction! After designing and directing a clinical trial for laser therapy and tracking the phenomenal results, he was inspired. He sought and found engineering and physician partners to co-found USA Laser in 1999 to bring advanced laser technology to the United States. Two decades later, he started another venture - Laser Biotech International - to take laser therapy to new levels of understanding and new levels of performance in human healing.
Dr. Nelson Marquina, MSc, PhD, DC is an accomplished author and international expert and educator of laser therapy.
He is the author of "Energy Medicine: Focus on Lasers" in the third edition (2017) of the book, The Scientific Basis of Integrative Health. His chapter provides a scientific basis for the clinical application of lasers, leveraging the benefits and the integration of therapeutic lasers into medicine and healthcare. He highlights the abilities of laser light to be safely absorbed by human tissues and organs for cellular and tissue repair using non-surgical lasers, in clinical and lay language. Dr. Marquina is also the author of a chapter in the 2015 book Pain Relief and Healing with Lasers: Dental Protocols of Laser Treatments released in Japan.
Dr. Marquina currently conducts seminars and research presentations in laser phototherapy and photobiology in North America, Asia and South America. He has taught laser biophysics, bioelectromagnetic medicine and artificial intelligence, as he served on the faculties of several universities. He has also held positions in technology development and management in major corporations.
The Company Mission
Our mission at Laser Biotech International is to offer high-performing superpulsed lasers with superior functionality that deliver high-value, pain-relief and health restoration solutions for diverse health care applications.
Laser Biotech International is committed to promoting excellence in clinical effectiveness for patient well-being. In conjunction with the Institute for Integrative Therapies, an inter-disciplinary group of healthcare practitioners, Laser Biotech sponsors webinars and seminars regularly on diverse laser treatment topics.
Laser Biotech International is committed to being a good steward of its community. As an example, the company is proud to sponsor Lumix superpulsed laser therapy for injuries, conditioning, and rehab for the Richmond Black Widows, the city’s only and the state's most-winning women’s contact football team.