To date, there are no methods that can quickly and accurately detect pathogens in blood to allow the diagnosis of systemic bloodstream infections that can lead to life-threatening sepsis. The standard of care for detecting such blood-borne infections is blood culture, but this takes days to complete, only identifies pathogens in less than 30% of patients with fulminant infections, and it is not able to detect toxic fragments of dead pathogens that also drive the exaggerated i
Blood-cleansing biospleen device was developed for sepsis therapy and published in Nature Medicine (http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nm.3640.html). This work was featured in Washington Post, Harvard Gazette, HMS News, The Wyss Institute News Letter,Nature, Science AAAS Latest News, The Scientist, Yahoo News, Medical Express, Laboratory Talk, Daily Mail (UK), DongA.com(South Korea), BRIC (한빛사), and KBS News.
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09.10.2014 Joo Kang is invited to give a podium presentation at the 2014 Annual Fall Meeting of the Korean BioChip Society that will be held in Osong C&V center, Korea, on September 30 - October 2, 2014.
Celebrating our new papers published in Nature Medicine and Nature Biotechnology, recently (2014)
The photos representing TLP (Tethered-liquid Perfluorocarbon) and FcMBL beads attached on S.aureus and E.coli were printed on the cake.
08.04.2014 Joo Kang was selected to receive the Baxter Young Investigator Award 2014. The Awards ceremony will be held in the Baxter R&D center, IL on September 18th, 2014. (http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpage/563/awards-community)