Magnetic Drug Targeting

Model ID: 197

Current research on methods to target chemotherapy drugs in the human body includes the investigation of biocompatible magnetic nanocarrier systems, for example magnetic liquids such as ferrofluids. This model investigates an external magnetic field and its interaction with blood flow containing a magnetic carrier substance.

The model is based on the Maxwell and Navier-Stokes equations, where a static magnetic field is coupled to fluid flow. This is achieved by adding a magnetic volume force to the Navier Stokes equations, which stems from the solution of a magnetic field problem.

The model was provided by Dr. Daniel Strauss, the Institute for new Materials, Germany.