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Simplified Sepsis Therapeutic Device

Sepsis is a common and frequently fatal medical complication that can occur when a person's body attempts to fight off serious infection. Last year, a team of scientists from Harvard University's Wyss Institute developed a new device to treat sepsis that works by mimicking our spleen. It cleanses pathogens and toxins from blood circulating through a dialysis-like circuit. Now, the team has developed an improved device that synergizes with conventional antibiotic therapies and that has been streamlined to better position it for near-term translation to the clinic.