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Demonstration of a bio-microactuator powered by vascular smooth muscle cells coupled to polymer micropillars

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Abstract

We have demonstrated the working principle of a bio-microactuator using smooth muscle cells (SMCs) by driving micropillars coupled to cultured SMCs and controlled pillar displacements by chemical stimuli; the generated driving force was estimated to be over 1.1 µN.

Graphical abstract: Demonstration of a bio-microactuator powered by vascular smooth muscle cells coupled to polymer micropillars

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The article was received on 14 Sep 2007, accepted on 15 Nov 2007 and first published on 22 Nov 2007


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B714252H
Citation: Lab Chip, 2008,8, 58-61
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    Demonstration of a bio-microactuator powered by vascular smooth muscle cells coupled to polymer micropillars

    Y. Tanaka, K. Sato, T. Shimizu, M. Yamato, T. Okano, I. Manabe, R. Nagai and T. Kitamori, Lab Chip, 2008, 8, 58
    DOI: 10.1039/B714252H

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