Gripper Microbots Help Perform Live Biopsy, Johns Hopkins University Study
4/24/2013 8:19:59 AM
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Swarms of sub-millimetre-sized grippers have been used to successfully conduct a biopsy in a live animal, an advance that could lead to improved diagnosis of diseases including cancer. Developed by engineers and physicians at Johns Hopkins University, the untethered grippers - dubbed mu-grippers - could provide a more effective way to access narrow conduits in the body.
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