This finding comes to us thanks to a group of researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel, who were inspired by biological micro-swimmers such as bacteria and spermatozoa, and designed a nano robot that could easily move through the human body, perform autonomous tasks or under the supervision of an operator, and carry out different cellular analyses.
Composed of synthetic particles and capable of performing a variety of tasks, such as swimming through the cell sample, differentiating between cell types and determining whether a cell is healthy or damaged, it is also programmed to transport a specific cell for genetic analysis or examination.
One of the functions of this robot that could be a great support when it comes to diseases, such as cancer, is that it can place a medicament directly into a single captured cell.
On the other hand, thanks to this advance, scientists can analyze individual cells more efficiently, without resorting to so many resources, which, in most cases, has become a limitation.
For the time being, we must wait for the researchers to mass produce and train medical professionals and hope that the objective outlined at the beginning of this project will be achieved with amazing results.
To learn more, visit https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/advs.202204931
23 de Mayo, 2023