NEW YORK POST: Tiny microrobots could be used to cure cancer

Press / Media: Research

Release date: 28/11/2017

Description

Tiny robots small enough to be injected into the human body have been hailed as a potential breakthrough in the battle to cure cancer.

Known as “biohybrids,” the microbots can be controlled remotely to deliver life-saving drugs directly to affected areas for maximum efficiency.

They are made from biological cells that are engineered with additional features so they can be guided through the bloodstream.

Media coverage

TitleTiny microrobots could be used to cure cancer
Media name / outletNew York Post
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date28/11/17
DescriptionTiny robots small enough to be injected into the human body have been hailed as a potential breakthrough in the battle to cure cancer.

Known as “biohybrids,” the microbots can be controlled remotely to deliver life-saving drugs directly to affected areas for maximum efficiency.

They are made from biological cells that are engineered with additional features so they can be guided through the bloodstream.
URLhttps://nypost.com/2017/11/27/tiny-microrobots-could-be-used-to-cure-cancer/
PersonsKostas Kostarelos

Keywords

  • cancer, nano-robot, advanced materials