ARTICLE | Tools & Techniques

Bad blood

September 18, 2014 7:00 AM UTC

Whereas pharmacological approaches to treating sepsis have languished in the clinic, a mechanical approach has been designed by a Massachusetts team that cleanses pathogens and endotoxins from blood.1 The microfluidic devicecould be a natural fit in intensive care units in which patients with severe sepsis are already being treated.

The teamplans to raise funds and launch a new company to commercialize the approach...