"Device for continuous extracorporeal blood purification"

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"Device for continuous extracorporeal blood purification"

Unread postby MrAmsterdam » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:25 pm

Device for continuous extracorporeal blood purification using target-specific metal nanomagnets

http://ndt.oxfordjournals.org/content/2 ... 8.abstract

Background. The present work illustrates how magnetic separation-based blood purification using ultra-strong iron nanomagnets can be implemented into an extracorporeal blood purification circuit. By this promising technique, today’s blood purification may be extended to specifically filter high-molecular compounds without being limited by filter cut-offs or column surface saturation.

Methods. Blood spiked with digoxin (small molecule drug) and interleukin-1β (inflammatory protein) was circulated ex vivo through a device composed of approved blood transfusion lines. Target-specific nanomagnets were continuously injected and subsequently recovered with the aid of a magnetic separator before recirculating the blood.

Results. Magnetic blood purification was successfully carried out under flow conditions: already in single-pass experiments, removal efficiencies reached values of 75 and 40% for digoxin and interleukin-1β, respectively. Circulating 0.5 L of digoxin-intoxicated blood in a closed loop, digoxin concentration was decreased from initially toxic to therapeutic concentrations within 30 min and purification extents of 90% were achieved after 1.5 h.

Conclusions. Magnetic separation can be successfully implemented into an extracorporeal blood purification device. Simultaneous and specific filtering of high-molecular compounds may offer promising new therapeutic tools for the future treatment of complex diseases, such as sepsis and autoimmune disorders.

Specific molecules react on strong target-specific(?) nanomagnets .
I just wonder if and how that would relate to the natural mechanisms of the human immune system.
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Re: "Device for continuous extracorporeal blood purification

Unread postby Sparky » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:14 pm

Would these nano magnets collect in iron rich areas of the body?
Would red blood cells be affected by magnetic fields?
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