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Rolled-up magnetic microdrillers: towards remotely controlled minimally invasive surgery

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Abstract

Self-folded magnetic microtools with sharp ends are directed at enabling drilling and related incision operations of tissues, ex vivo, in a fluid with a viscosity similar to that of blood. These microtools change their rotation from a horizontal to a vertical one when they are immersed into a rotational magnetic field. Novel self-assembly paradigms with magnetic materials can enable the creation of remotely controlled and mass-produced tools for potential applications in minimally invasive surgery.

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Submitted
18 Sep 2012
Accepted
15 Oct 2012
First published
23 Oct 2012

This article is Open Access

Nanoscale, 2013,5, 1294-1297
Article type
Communication

Rolled-up magnetic microdrillers: towards remotely controlled minimally invasive surgery

W. Xi, A. A. Solovev, A. N. Ananth, D. H. Gracias, S. Sanchez and O. G. Schmidt, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 1294
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32798H

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