Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Self-Assembling Microcubes


Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created self-assembling microcontainers that could be used to dispense medications at precise locations within the body. These porous cubes have magnetic properties and so can be guided and tracked within the body. They can also be massed produced at very little cost. The researchers hope to extend the capabilities of the containers by incorporating electronic components that will allow for the dispensing of molecules on command.

Tiny self-assembling cubes could carry medicine, cell therapy

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