Microswimmers are the latest in the variety of Robots introduced by scientists in the recent years with different shapes and sizes. These Microswimmers have the ability to move in water and other liquids.
Microswimmer Robots can deliver drugs to targeted regions inside the human body or can introduce specific substances in water-based environments. At the Max Plank Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS), researchers have developed the new Light-Driven Microswimmer Robots. They say that these Microswimmers could be more suited for navigating within biological systems including Human Body Fluids. The result of the study and research is introduced in a paper published in the Science Robotics. These are simple Microparticles based on the Two-Dimensional Carbon Nitride Poly (Heptazine Imide) or PHI.
As per one of the researchers Varun Sridhar, their objective was to build a biocompatible organic Microswimmer that can swim in a biological medium containing salts. This, thus could deliver drugs on demand in an intelligent manner – Sridhar said.
Read the complete article “Light-Driven Micro-Swimmers for Responsive Drug Delivery” published by Ingrid Fadelli, at Tech Xplore, dated 18th February 2022.