Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


Home > News > Nanoparticles eyed as biohazard treatment

December 27th, 2003

Nanoparticles eyed as biohazard treatment

Nanoparticles may someday come to the rescue of people exposed to chemical, biological or radiological hazards. Argonne researchers are in the early testing stages of a system that would cleanse the blood of contaminants using tiny magnetic particles and a portable, external magnetic separator. The biohazard detoxification system envisioned by Kaminski and Rosengart will use biodegradable nanoparticles between 100 and 5,000 nm in size - small enough to pass through tiny blood vessels and yet large enough to avoid being filtered from the bloodstream by the kidneys.


Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Possible Futures

Crystal clear: Thousand-fold fluorescence enhancement in an all-polymer thin film: Griffith University researchers report breakthrough due to novel and multi-layer Colloidal Photonic Crystal structure October 2nd, 2015

Scientists produce status check on quantum teleportation October 1st, 2015

Hopes of improved brain implants October 1st, 2015

Graphene Has a Place on the Hype Cycle, Says European Flagship Director October 1st, 2015


Sniffing out cancer with improved 'electronic nose' sensors October 2nd, 2015

Hopes of improved brain implants October 1st, 2015

New Nanomaterials Taking Research to Mexico, Possibly into Space September 29th, 2015

Cristal Therapeutics Starts Clinical Phase I Trial with Nanomedicine CriPec® Docetaxel in Patients with Solid Tumours September 29th, 2015

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project

Car Brands
Buy website traffic