TITLE

FUTURE TENSE

AUTHOR(S)
VAUGHAN, CARRIE
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul2009, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the tetherless thermobiochemically actuated microgripper developed at Johns Hopkins University. The device is used for performing biopsylike procedures in hard-to-reach places. The microgripper is made from gold-plated nickel and can be steered by magnets outside of the body. Certain biochemicals or biologically relevant temperatures activate the grippers which extricate cells from the tissue.
ACCESSION #
42990491

 

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