Iranian researchers invent alternative for chemotherapy

TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) – Using nanotechnology, Iranian researchers could manage to develop a cancer cells annihilator device which can destroy cancer cells in an invasive procedure.

In an interview to Mehr News, the head of knowledge-based Pars Nano System Company Reza Saber said they could manage to build a system of hyperthermia or the cancer cells annihilator device which kills the damaged cells without harming healthy ones.

He said the device, using nanoparticles and the resulting heat from the strong and powerful magnetic field, destroys the cancer cells in the body.

Tehran University of Medical Sciences faculty member Reza Saber explained that a Patton (receptors) is connected to the drug nanoparticles, saying that metallic nanoparticles with magnetic properties such as iron or Fe2O3 are produced by connectivity to the cancer cells Patton (receptors) in vitro.

He added that the nanoparticles are later supplemented to the target tumor or the cell culture. Cancer cells are then destroyed using a powerful magnetic field and heat around the target cells.

Reza Saber announced that the related tests are implemented in Imam Khomeini (PBUH) Hospital’s research laboratories and will be adopted on the animals in near future.

Pointing out that cancer cells are destroyed at temperatures above 42°C, Saber said this device would kill the cancer cells by using magnetic nanoparticles and generating heat without any damage to the healthy cells.

Tehran University of Medical Sciences faculty member Reza Saber added that these devices and procedures may become an appropriate alternative for the chemotherapy by which the healthy cells are destroyed during the treatment.

 

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