Researchers have designed 3D-printed robots as “microfish” that swim through the patients’ bloodstream, delivering drugs, pinpointing and removing toxins. The 3D-printed microfish contain functional nanoparticles that enable them to be self-propelled, chemically powered and magnetically steered. The microfish are also capable of removing and sensing toxins.
Nano-engineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3D printing technology they developed, to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped 3D-printed robots — called microfish — that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. Continue reading “Researchers Design Toxin Scavenger Nano Robots”