In the Works: Blood Filtering!

Posted: June 24, 2009 in Design, Medical, Technology
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“The Ingber Lab at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston has developed a magnetic blood filtering system to get rid of microbes from blood in situ. This system works by adding plastic-coated iron-oxide beads that are coated with antibodies for a specific pathogen. The beads will then strongly adhere to the pathogen in the blood and when passed through an electromagnet, the bead-pathogen complex can be separated from the rest of the blood.” – Michael, Medgadget

Now that’s a pretty neat application and would hopefully save lives! I can’t wait for it to come out and see it’s benefits all around the globe. Let’s just hope it’s operation is affordable and accessible to all those in need. Somehow, I highly doubt it 😦

[via Medgadget]

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