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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Partners with Vascular Magnetics, Inc. to Pursue Commercial Potential of Blood Vessel Research
Date:5/9/2011

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"The Science Center is proud to have played a role in the launch of Vascular Magnetics," said Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA, president and CEO of the University City Science Center. "VMI's launch is helping to prove our concept that the early addition of business advice is a key element of the tech transfer puzzle."

In a series of animal studies over the past decade, Levy and his team at Children's Hospital have investigated his new approach to stent-based therapy. They have developed nanoparticles, extremely tiny spheres made of a biodegradable polymer impregnated with iron oxide. Under a low-power, uniform magnetic field, much lower than that produced by existing MRI machines, magnetic forces drive the nanoparticles into metal stents and the surrounding artery. The nanoparticles carry a therapeutic payload of the drug paclitaxel, which is released into the surrounding blood vessel tissue in order to slow arterial re-blockage. In 2008, Forbes magazine named Levy's work a promising "disruptive technology," one that might eventually supplant conventional technology, in this case, drug-eluting stents.

As they advance the technique to human trials, Levy and Woodward envision a future therapy called Vascular Magnetic Intervention™ which would serve as an adjunct to artery stenting. A physician would open and stent the blocked artery and then insert a catheter tipped with an expandable magnetic targeting device. The targeting device would be expanded against the walls of the artery.

A magnetic field is then applied to the leg, and paclitaxel-containing magnetic nanoparticles would be administered through the catheter. The targeting device develops strong magnetic gradients that force the nanoparticles into the wall of the artery. After treatment and removal of the catheter, the wall of the artery is uniformly coated with the nanoparticles, which slowly biodegrade and release the drug.  The uniform coating p
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