4 Results for 'Nanoparticles'
Putting Biofilms to Work
A team at the Wyss Institute sees biofilms as a robust new platform for designer nanomaterials that could treat inflammatory bowel diseases, clean up polluted rivers, manufacture pharmaceutical products, fabricate new textiles, and more. A novel protein engineering system called BIND, which stands for Biofilm-Integrated Nanofiber Display, could be the essential ingredient in tomorrow’s probiotic...
Mechanically-Activated Drug Targeting Nanotechnology
The Wyss team has developed a novel drug targeting nanotechnology that is activated locally by mechanical forces, either endogenous high shear stresses in blood created by vascular occlusion or mechanical energy applied locally using low-energy ultrasound radiation. Today, vascular blockage is the leading cause of death and disability in United States and Europe. Current therapies...
Video/AnimationNanoRx: Clot-Busting NanotherapeuticIn this animation, learn how the Wyss Institute clot-busting nanotherapeutic is activated by fluid high shear force – which occurs where blood flows through vessels narrowed by obstruction – to specifically target clots and dissolve them away. By pairing this drug with an intra-arterial device that restores blood flow to complete obstructions, the drug-device combination...