Human immune systems target and attack any intruder into the body including potentially helpful nanoparticles. This creates a problem for nanoparticles that aim to deliver drugs and other resources to precise areas of the body. Researchers from the Methodist Hospital Research Institute are developing a way to cloak nanoparticles with the very lipids and proteins found in human white blood cells to allow for safe passage through our bodies. These “LeukoLike Vectors”, or LLVs, are camouflaged in a patient’s body and allowed to deliver drug payloads without being attacked and destroyed prematurely.
(Source: The Methodist Hospital System)