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Dec 2016

You have free access to this contentHyperammonemia: Liposome-Supported Peritoneal Dialysis for the Treatment of Hyperammonemia-Associated Encephalopathy
Valentina Agostoni, Soo Hyeon Lee, Vincent Forster, Meriam Kabbaj, Cristina R. Bosoi, Mélanie Tremblay, Matthias Zadory, Christopher F. Rose and Jean-Christophe Leroux
Advanced Functional Materials 26(46):p.8357

In this publication, we describe the translation of VS-01 as a novel approach for treating hyperammonemia-induced encephalopathy. The article illustrates how the manufacturing challenges were overcome and presents the superior efficacy of VS-01 to significantly attenuate brain edema in a rodent model of liver disease.


June 2015

Nano-antidotes for drug overdose and poisoning
Vincent Forster and Jean-Christophe Leroux
Science Translational Medicine 7(229):p.290ps14

In this perspective article, we critically review the recent progresses in antidotal medicine which are rising to the challenge of the growing overdose epidemic.

In the US, more than 2.5 million people are subjected to drug overdose which is the most common form of deliberate self-harm and accidental death!


Oct 2014

The clinical value and potential of Versantis' technology has been endorsed by the prestigious Science Translational Medicine: 
http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/6/258/258ra141

This is a major achievement for the project and a great recognition from the medical community.

**Read the main article or check our the press coverage below**

BBC interview by The Naked Scientist broadcast.
ETH-News 
Science Daily
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 Interpharma

May 2012

Treatment of calcium channel blocker-induced cardiovascular toxicity with drug scavenging liposomes.

Vincent Forster, Paola Luciani, Jean-Christophe Leroux


Initial research paper supporting the use of liposomes bearing a transmembrane gradient of pH for removing toxins from the blood. In this research the liposomes were injected intravenously to combat drug overdoses.

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