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FeCILL: Targeted Treatment for Severe Fungal Infections
FeCILL is novel delivery vehicle for antifungal drugs that targets them right to the infection site and reduces harmful side effects in patients with severe fungal infections.
DoriVac: Boosting Antigen-specific Immune Responses with DNA Origami-Based Vaccines
Personalized cancer and infectious disease vaccine platform harnessing DNA nanotechnology to control the co-delivery and co-presentation of tumor antigen and adjuvant ligands to immune cells with nanoscale precision. This approach has potential to trigger enhanced immune responses against tumors and infectious pathogens.
SPEAR: Ultrasensitive Protein Detection in Small Samples
Spear Bio uses a DNA nanotechnology-driven approach developed at the Wyss Institute that allows the sensitive detection of protein biomarkers in small samples using standard instruments to create new research and diagnostic assays. An ultra-sensitive assay detecting neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 will be the first to be commercialized.
Molecular Nucleic Acid Detection Technology to Empower Patients with Self-Testing Capabilities
This technology provides an innovative molecular diagnostic assay for high-speed, sensitive, and specific detection of nucleic acids from SARS-CoV-2 or other pathogens, performed in a newly devised reusable base unit with pathogen-specific, one-time-use consumables – first prototyped at the Wyss Institute, then transformed into an inexpensive, reliable and manufacturable detection system by 3EO Health.
Crisscross Nanoseed Detection: Nanotechnology-Powered Infectious Disease Diagnostics
This nanotech-based diagnostic platform uses a unique nucleation mechanism that assembles a DNA "nanoseed" in the presence of a pathogen-derived biomarker that then is amplified within 15 minutes to create a signal for easy detection. It is highly robust, and cost-effective, and can be adapted to detect a variety of biomarkers.
wFDCF Face Masks: A Wearable COVID-19 Diagnostic
The Problem The COVID-19 pandemic has made it starkly clear that the world lacks rapid, accurate diagnostic tests for pathogens. When patients arrive in a medical facility for treatment, the triage process is hindered by diagnostic tests that are inaccurate or take a long time to produce results. In addition, patients who are asymptomatic and...
Video/AnimationReimagine the World – Volume 2 – Diagnostics AcceleratorTwo clinicians collaborating with the Wyss Diagnostics Accelerator (DxA), Lise Johnson and Craig Hersh, as well as two members of the Wyss DxA Industrial Partnership Program, Nell Meosky Luo and Andy Levin, share how they would Reimagine the World and the personal stories that fuel their passion for the work they are doing. Credit: Wyss...
Video/AnimationFeCILL: Reimagining How We Treat the Sickest PatientsOpportunistic fungal infections usually only affect patients whose immune systems are compromised, but when they do, they are often deadly – the mortality rate for these infections can be as high as 25%. Existing antifungal treatments have high levels of toxicity, and can harm the patient more than they help. Researchers at the Wyss Institute...
Video/AnimationDoriVac: Square Block DNA Origami VaccineThis animation explains how DoriVac leverages DNA origami nanotechnology and immune activators to stimulate stronger and long-lasting immune responses against cancer and potentially infectious diseases. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationReimagine the World: Volume 1Four Wyss Institute scientists, Mariana Garcia-Corral, Pawan Jolly, Megan Sperry, and Mike Super, share how they would Reimagine the World and the personal stories that fuel their passion for the work they are doing. We’d love to hear how you would Reimagine the World! Please visit the following link to share your ideas: https://wyss.typeform.com/to/o9xM7cG1 Credit:...
Audio/PodcastPreventing the Next Pandemic with Organ ChipsIn search for strategies to curb pandemics, scientists strive to understand how pathogens slip past the immune system and wreak havoc on the body. To achieve this goal, researchers study viral infection in models that mimic how different cell types interact with each other, the immune system, or the environment. Organ-on-a-chip models combine tissue engineering...
Audio/PodcastDr. Adama Sesay – BioengineerHost Naomi Sesay interviews Wyss Senior Staff Engineer Adama Sesay, who, despite the odds against her, works on the front line of COVID-19 research.