Nanotheraputic Technique Directly Targets Blood Vessel Obstructions, Promising New EMT Tools for Stroke, Heart Attack
A novel biomimetic strategy that delivers life-saving nanotherapeutics directly to obstructed blood vessels, dissolving blood clots before they cause serious damage or even death has been developed by researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.
This new approach enables thrombus dissolution while using only a fraction of the drug dose normally required, thereby minimizing bleeding side effects that currently limit widespread use of clot-busting drugs.
The research findings have significant implications for treating major causes of death, such as heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism, that are caused by acute vascular blockage by blood thrombi.
New Scientist has video of the process in action
(via Nanotherapeutic delivers clot-busting drugs directly to obstructed blood vessels | KurzweilAI)