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Shape of things to come in platelet mimicry

Artificial platelet mimics developed by a from and , , are able to halt bleeding in mouse models 65 percent faster than nature can on its own.

[Artificial Platelets at Work]
By mimicking the shape, size, flexibility and of real platelets, artificial platelets are pushed out of the main blood flow to vessel walls. There, the enables them to anchor on damaged cells and induce faster clotting at the site.
Credit: Anirban Sen Gupta


Source

Platelet-like Nanoparticles: Mimicking Shape, Flexibility, and Surface Biology of Platelets To Target Vascular Injuries. ACS Nano, Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/nn503732m Publication Date (Web): October 15, 2014

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