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UVa biomedical engineering study shows magnetic field can reduce swelling
Date:1/3/2008

clinical trials and testing in elite athletes. A key to the success of magnetic therapy for tissue swelling is careful engineering of the proper field strength at the tissue location, a challenge in which most currently available commercial magnet systems fall short. The new research should allow Skalak's biomedical engineering group to design field strengths that provide real benefit for specific injuries and parts of the body.

"We now hope to implement a series of steps, including private investment partners and eventually a major corporate partner, to realize these very widespread applications that will make a positive difference for human health," says Skalak.


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Contact: Jeff Hanna
jhanna@virginia.edu
434-243-2070
University of Virginia
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