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Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Nanoparticles to Capture Viruses in Treating Infectious Diseases - A Synthetic Antibody

Dr. Yen Wah Tong of the National University of Singapore will attempt to fabricate nanoscale, imprinted particles that can capture viruses, effectively preventing them from infecting cells. These non-toxic and biocompatible polymers can then be excreted from the body. This synthetic equivalent to natural antibodies would eliminate the need for a human immune response and resulting mutations of the virus' DNA.

More information about Create New Ways of Protecting Against Infectious Diseases (Round 1)

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