Treatment Could Remove Toxins in Blood Before Damage Occurs

March 5, 2004 | Source: Small Times

Researchers are developing a magnetic nanoparticle-based technology that removes biological, radiological and chemical toxins from blood. The goal: a portable system that is fast and thorough using magnetic nanoparticles coated with antibodies or chemicals that complement toxins. The technology could be used for treating soldiers exposed to anthrax.