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WSCS 2021 | AVA-Trap blood filtration for cytokine storm in COVID-19

Shuguang Zhang • 17 Jun 2021

Shuguang Zhang, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, describes the AVA-Trap blood filtration system which utilizes the QTY code and S-layer technologies. QTY code is a genetic modification tool designed to create water-soluble variants of insoluble transmembrane receptor proteins. These water soluble receptors are then anchored onto an S-layer matrix at a high density which together, allows the filtration of cytokines from blood. This AVA-Trap blood filtration system is currently being investigated for the mitigation of cytokine storm in patients with COVID-19. This interview took place at the 2021 World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS).