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Adv Mater. 2013 Jan 25;25(4):514-9. doi: 10.1002/adma.201203348. Epub 2012 Oct 9.

Biopsy with thermally-responsive untethered microtools.

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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.

Abstract

Thermally activated, untethered microgrippers can reach narrow conduits in the body and be used to excise tissue for diagnostic analyses. As depicted in the figure, the feasibility of an in vivo biopsy of the porcine bile duct using untethered microgrippers is demonstrated.

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23047708
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PMC3832625
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10.1002/adma.201203348
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