Hydrogels: Paramagnetic Levitational Assembly of Hydrogels (Adv. Mater. 8/2013)

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

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Manipulation and assembly of cell-encapsulating hydrogels offer unique opportunities for regenerative medicine, microphysiological system engineering, pharmaceutical research, biological research, and space sciences. Utkan Demirci and co-workers show on page 1137 that temporal and spatial control over hydrogels in microscale can be exerted by exploiting their paramagnetic properties without using magnetic nanoparticles.

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