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Stanford engineers create wireless, self-propelled medical device that swims through blood stream

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Stanford engineers create wireless, self-propelled medical device that swims through blood stream

Stanford electrical engineers have created a tiny wireless chip, driven by magnetic currents, that’s small enough to travel inside the human body. They hope it will be used for a wide range of biomedical applications, from delivering drugs to cleaning arteries. … 

Engineers at Stanford have developed a tiny wireless chip, driven by magnetic currents, that is small enough to travel inside the human body. In the above video, Ada Poon, PhD, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, and colleagues describe how the device can propel itself though the bloodstream. They also discuss its wide range of potential biomedical applications, including delivering drugs and cleaning arteries.

Via Stanford Report

By Lia Steakley
Stanford University Medical Center

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* Stanford University Medical Center integrates research, medical education and patient care at its three institutions – Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

**  The above story is adapted from materials provided by Stanford University School of Medicine

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