Tiny biological robots in the works

08/19/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

3D printing is being employed by bioengineering researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to create crude biobots. The tiny devices combine 3D printed gel and muscle cells to generate movement in a development that could lead to biological machines that maneuver through the body to deliver medications or detect toxins, according to this article.

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