The Nanosponge Technology
The Nanosponge Technology is created by UC San Diego professor Liangfang Zhang. The technology strips cell membranes of their intracellular contents and create Nanosponges from these membranes to be leveraged as a therapeutic product. These Nanosponges are designed to act as biomimetic decoys to sequester and neutralize biological molecules that would otherwise attack host cells. Such harmful agents include toxins, inflammatory cytokines and viruses. Nanosponges can be safely degraded in the liver after absorbing harmful agents.