Micro-Bots: A Life-Science Therapy That Can Smartly Evolve....#biotech #innovation #wonder

Micro-robots or micro-bots are the subject of study for quite a while. Ever since the development of first microchip in 1958 by Jack Kilby, there have been advances in the field which resulted in bringing down the size of various electronic components. Micro-robots can be said to be the latest advancement in the field. The use of micro-robots in medical field has been proposed and there has been in-depth study during the past five years in this subject. The use of miniature robots to deliver drugs at specific location within the human body will certainly increase the precision and effectiveness of various treatment processes. The use of micro-robots are also being considered for performing complicated and precision surgeries such as de-clogging of arteries replacing the invasive methods.

Up until 6 months ago, we're now tailoring the research and development for something completely novel: synthetically regenerating organs and vascular tissue.  Below are some examples of work being done in the micro-robotic therapy space.

A micro-robot inspired by bacterium...

In a recent publication by Nature Communications, Selman Sakar, a scientist with EPFL, recently made a breakthrough while working with Bradley Nelson and Hen-Wei Huang, both scientists from ETHZ, in bio-inspired robotic development. The team has successfully devised a miniature robot which can be remotely controlled, their mobility managed using electromagnetic fields and which can change shape with the help of heat.

As per the report published, these micro-robots were designed after closely studying the various bacteria which move with ease within the human body. The most unique feature of these micro-bots is the absence of any motors within it. These are completely made up of magnetic nano-particles encased within bio-compatible hydrogel. These nano-particles perform two different types of functions – at the time of manufacturing these particles gives shape to the robot and at the time of operation they help with locomotion when electromagnetic field is applied.

Micro-bots: building the next synthetic organ....

Although current methods has not caught up with some of the elements of developing this technology.  Rubix, has built upon essential building blocks which has been derived from the nanotechnology pipeline that can progress the effort for organ creation.  Over a series of cascading overlaps, our current product development pipelines has created some key portions of algorithms that can utilize organic intelligence in fibrous tissues.

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