Nanodroplets and ultrasound 'drills' tackle tough blood clots -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Nanodroplets and ultrasound 'drills' tackle tough blood clots

12.01.2021

Image: A graphic showing a nanoparticle and a blood clot in a blood vessel; Copyright: Leela Goel

A new technique, developed by researchers at NC State, UNC, and Michigan, uses an ultrasound "drill" to burst nanodroplets in and around hardened blood clots. As the nanodroplets burst into microbubbles, the ultrasound causes the microbubbles to oscillate - disrupting the clot's physical structure.

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