Christian Sigl / TUM (IMAGE) Technical University of Munich (TUM) Caption An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a radically new antiviral treatment: they engulf and thereby neutralize viruses with nano-capsules tailored from genetic material. The strategy has already been tested against hepatitis and adeno-associated viruses in cell cultures. The image shows lead author Christian Sigl preparing the nano-capsules in the laboratory of the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials at TUM. Credit Daniel Delang / TUM Usage Restrictions free for reporting on Technical University of Munich License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.