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Soft clockwork biobot could dose you with drugs from the inside
Published on Jan 4, 2017
"Squishy Clockwork Biobot Could Dose You With Drugs From the Inside"A micromachine made from squishy hydrogel clicks forward as a magnet (the dark disc below) drives a component with embedded iron nanoparticles (small black curved piece). With each click, one of six chambers lines up with a hole, so the dose of chemo drug inside the chamber can be released.
From the lab of Samuel Sia, professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University. Video by Sau Yin Chin.
by Eliza Strickland
January 4, 2016