A device has been created to prevent blood poisoning

Every year in the world from sepsis or blood poisoning, up to 8 million people die. The reason is the rapid reproduction of deadly fungi and infections in the blood, against which even powerful modern antibiotics turn out to be powerless.

The WYSS Institute at Harvard University has developed a blood cleaning device called “biosplin”. The principle of its work reproduces the function of the human spleen. Within a few hours, the device filters out living and dead pathogens in the blood that pose a danger to life.

In the existing medical practice to establish the type of infection and the prescription of the antibiotic can go away for several days that the patient may not survive. Biosplin works on the principle of dialysis and removes all microbes and toxins indiscriminately.


Biosplin is a micro -liquid device consisting of two adjacent hollow channels interconnected by a system of holes. Blood flows through one of the channels, and a physiological solution that removes pathogens that pass through the holes flows through the second. The main function is performed by magnetic nanoshariks, covered with a special layer that imitates the effect of the protein of the mannosis of the lectin, which is part of the human immune system.

Laboratory experiments are currently conducting rats, which were infected with e-stick, staphylococcus and dangerous toxins. 5 hours after the start of filtering up to 90 % of bacteria and toxins dies.

According to the researchers, the device will be able to clear the blood of a wide variety of viruses and bacteria: starting from the E. coli and ending with the causative agent of the Ebola fever.

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