Flagellated Magnetotactic Bacteria as Controlled MRI-trackable Propulsion and Steering Systems for Medical Nanorobots Operating in the Human Microvasculature

@article{Martel2009FlagellatedMB,
  title={Flagellated Magnetotactic Bacteria as Controlled MRI-trackable Propulsion and Steering Systems for Medical Nanorobots Operating in the Human Microvasculature},
  author={Sylvain Martel and Mahmood Mohammadi and Ouajdi Felfoul and Zhao Lu and Pierre Pouponneau},
  journal={The International journal of robotics research},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={
          571-582
        }
}
Although nanorobots may play critical roles for many applications in the human body such as targeting tumoral lesions for therapeutic purposes, miniaturization of the power source with an effective onboard controllable propulsion and steering system have prevented the implementation of such mobile robots. Here, we show that the flagellated nanomotors combined with the nanometer-sized magnetosomes of a single Magnetotactic Bacterium (MTB) can be used as an effective integrated propulsion and… CONTINUE READING

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