A versatile sponge

How Cellics’ nanoparticles soak up bacterial toxins to treat sepsis

Treatment of sepsis and toxic shock requires eliminating bacterial toxins from the bloodstream, but it is often difficult to identify the causal pathogen and its products quickly enough to select a targeted therapy. Cellics Therapeutics Inc. is circumventing the problem with a strategy to mop up a wide range of sepsis-causing toxins, based on a nanosponge technology that mimics red blood cells.

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