Diving into the bloodstream

Mini robots of metal and plastic as drug shuttles

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Source: istock / Volodymyr Horbovyy

27/11/2020

It all depends on the combination of materials

Computer graphic of a microvehicle with iron wheels (gold) and a polymer chassis (red). The vehicle is 0.25 millimetres long. (Graphic: Alcântara et al. Nature Communications 2020)

High-precision 3D printing technology provides the key

Micrograph of the two-component microvehicle shown above. (Image: Alcântara et al. Nature Communications 2020)

Microscopy images of further examples of two-component micromachines. (Image: Alcântara et al. Nature Communications 2020)

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Guido Deußing (Editorial team K-MAG)

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