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Methods and systems for magnetic focusing of therapeutic, diagnostic or prophylactic agents to deep targets

Abstract 

Systems and methods are disclosed for trapping or focusing magnetizable particles comprising therapeutic agents at a distance using a dynamic magnetic field and feedback control, to enable the treatment of diseased areas deep inside a patient's body. The methods may be used to diagnose or treat diseased areas deep within a patient, for example tumors of the lungs, intestines, and liver, and is also useful in enhancing the permeability of solid tumors to chemotherapeutic agents.

Inventor(s)

Andreas Luebbe
Declan Diver
Hugh Potts
Roland Probst

Date Issued 

11/18/2014

Patent No. 

8,888,674