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Paramagnetic Levitational Assembly of Hydrogels

Authors

  • Savas Tasoglu,

    1. Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Laboratory, Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA
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  • Doga Kavaz,

    1. Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Laboratory, Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA
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  • Umut Atakan Gurkan,

    1. Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Laboratory, Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA
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  • Sinan Guven,

    1. Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Laboratory, Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA
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  • Pu Chen,

    1. Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Laboratory, Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA
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  • Reila Zheng,

    1. Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Laboratory, Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA
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  • Utkan Demirci

    Corresponding author
    1. Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Laboratory, Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA
    • Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Laboratory, Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA.
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Abstract

We have presented, for the first time, hydrogels that can be directed and assembled into 3D constructs by exploiting their magnetic properties without using magnetic particles. We have performed experimental and theoretical analyses to describe hydrogel motion in a fluidic environment under a magnetic field.

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