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Bioinspired Approach to Sepsis Therapy

from Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

Wyss Institute Founding Director Don Ingber, Senior Staff Scientist Michael Super and Technology Development Fellow Joo Kang explain how they engineered the Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) protein to bind to a wide range of sepsis-causing pathogens and then safely remove the pathogens from the bloodstream using a novel microfluidic spleen-like device.

More information: http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpressrelease/166/bloodcleansing-biospleen-device-developed-for-sepsis-therapy

about 5 years ago

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