EVs’ Potential Goes Beyond Diagnostics

In other words, we’re on our way to customizable, patient-centered, treatment approaches.

For example, if a patient has a disease caused by a missing or defective protein or microRNA, we may be able to use that patient’s exosomes to deliver a working version of the protein or microRNA. The patient’s exosomes would be isolated, modified with the appropriate siRNA or protein, and then placed back into the patient for treatment (Diagram 1.6).

Diagram 1.6: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Uses of Exosomes

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