Biological Robots Could Aid Drug Screening or Chemical Analysis, University of Illinois Reveals
Published: Nov 20, 2012
The cardiac cells of rats have been used to propel biological machines that could one day be employed in drug screening or chemical analysis. The so-called ‘bio-bots’ developed at Illinois University are said to represent an advance in synthetic biology and demonstrate the team’s ability to forward-engineer functional machines using only hydrogel, heart cells and a 3D printer.??