Theranostics 2017; 7(19):4877-4878. doi:10.7150/thno.22420

Editorial

Injection of nanoparticles into cloven-hoof animals: Asking for trouble

Tore Skotland

Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, 0379 Oslo, Norway

Abstract

This article aims at alerting scientists working with nanoparticles or microparticles about the specific adverse reactions due to the intravascular pulmonary macrophages present in pigs and other cloven-hoof animals, but not in humans. The history of a 25-year old study of an ultrasound contrast agent is used to illustrate these differences.

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Skotland T. Injection of nanoparticles into cloven-hoof animals: Asking for trouble. Theranostics 2017; 7(19):4877-4878. doi:10.7150/thno.22420. Available from http://www.thno.org/v07p4877.htm