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Medical Micro-bots are Bio-inspired

Posted March 08, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The small-scale engineering R&D pursued at the Biological Actuation, Sensing & Transport Laboratory at Drexel University, PA, is expected to have big implications for medical device design. In an interview with IHS Electronics360, lead investigator Dr. MinJun Kim shares his vision for the development of minimally invasive surgical nano/microrobots. Wirelessly manipulated by use of magnetic fields, the 10 µm long microswimmers might be used to treat arterial plaque or for targeted drug delivery. Near-term animal testing is planned following research in the realms of transport phenomena, bioinspired systems design and fabrication, and single molecule biophysics.


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