The scientific aspect of the project is-a change of the angular moment of a super paramagnetic crystal, through an interfering magnetic field (microscopic reaction). The technical aspects result, consequently, from the macroscopic reaction of the crystals due to upper field interference. The DM technique will extend the well-known passive marking techniques, such as the magnetic cell sorting systems of today, to active dynamic ones. This will be achieved by special magnetic fields and field combinations of magnetic fields, which are produced and run on the outside of, for instance, vessels which contain liquids with the marked objects - among others - in it. Objects (e.g. cells) which are marked by." active" super paramagnetic crystals, can be moved in very special ways and therefore observed between plenty of others, with a very high selectivity (diagnosis). DM techniques will also work as rapid (hereby escaping attacks by the bodies own defence system) transportation mechanisms, e.g. for artificially made phospholipid vesicles containing small amounts of drug solutions (therapies). DMtechniques can combine dynamic and static effects, which means that marked antibodies can be transported very rapidly in liquids such as blood, to certain areas, where long term - or short term barrier structures can be established (useful in fighting the spread cancerous cells to...
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards