Micro/nanoscale magnetic robots for biomedical applications

Koleoso, M, Feng, X, Xue, Y , Li, Q, Munshi, T and Chen, X (2020) Micro/nanoscale magnetic robots for biomedical applications. Materials Today Bio, 8 . p. 100085. ISSN 2590-0064

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtbio.2020.100085

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Abstract

Magnetic small-scale robots are devices of great potential for the biomedical field because of the several benefits of this method of actuation. Recent work on the development of these devices has seen tremendous innovation and refinement toward ​improved performance for potential clinical applications. This review briefly details recent advancements in small-scale robots used for biomedical applications, covering their design, fabrication, applications, and demonstration of ability, and identifies the gap in studies and the difficulties that have persisted in the optimization of the use of these devices. In addition, alternative biomedical applications are also suggested for some of the technologies that show potential for other functions. This study concludes that although the field of small-scale robot research is highly innovative ​there is need for more concerted efforts to improve functionality and reliability of these devices particularly in clinical applications. Finally, further suggestions are made toward ​the achievement of commercialization for these devices.

Keywords:Micronanorobots, magnetic actuation, biomedical applications, cargo delivery, clinical availability
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F200 Materials Science
F Physical Sciences > F100 Chemistry
Divisions:College of Science > School of Chemistry
ID Code:43292
Deposited On:09 Dec 2020 15:13

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