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Methods and systems for using therapeutic, diagnostic or prophylactic magnetic agents

Abstract 

Systems and methods are disclosed for directing magnetizable particles comprising therapeutic agents to a target volume, or for guiding magnetizable particles comprising therapeutic agents from a first target volume to a second target volume, at a distance using a magnetic field, to enable the treatment of diseased areas including areas deep inside a patient's body. The methods may be used to diagnose or treat diseased areas 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)

Michael Emmert-Buck

Date Issued 

11/12/2013

Patent No. 

8,579,787