Micro-robotics that could improve cancer diagnostics and drug delivery

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In an article in Applied Materials and Interfaces (reference below), researchers from  Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland discuss how they incorporate hydrogels with a stiff biodegradable polymer and magnetic nano-particles to make “microhands”. These “robotic” grippers can be used to remove cells or even deliver targeted medications, and then dissolve in the body. Read More at: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2015/acs-presspac-february-4-2015/tiny-robotic-hands-could-improve-cancer-diagnostics-drug-delivery.html

Article Information:
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7 (5), pp 3398–3405
DOI: 10.1021/am508621s

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