Max Planck Institute 3D-Prints Nanoscopic ‘Microswimmers’ for Drug Delivery

Published by , May 5, 2017 8:32 am

(3DPrintingIndustry)  The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart has developed a strategy that uses nanoscopic 3D printing technology from Germany’s Nanoscribe GmbH to make micromachines that can be controlled within the human body. Named ‘microswimmers’ these minute machines could be used for the precise drug delivery to sites of disease and infection.
The microswimmers are made from a hydrogel, a soft material composed almost entirely of water. They take on a simple rocket-like shape that navigates with the point facing forward.

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