Micro-robots: Development of a Sperm-Flagella Driven Micro-Bio-Robot (Adv. Mater. 45/2013)

Authors

  • Veronika Magdanz,

    1. Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, IFW Dresden, Dresden, Germany
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  • Samuel Sanchez,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, IFW Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    • Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, IFW Dresden, Helmholtzstraße 20, 01069 Dresden Germany

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  • Oliver G. Schmidt

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    1. Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, IFW Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    • Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, IFW Dresden, Helmholtzstraße 20, 01069 Dresden Germany

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Abstract

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A fascinating approach to the development of a hybrid micro-bio-robot is presented by Samuel Sanchez, Oliver G. Schmidt and Veronika Magdanz on page 6581. Rolled-up microtubes are used to capture single sperm cells and remotely control them to a desired location. These microbio-robots are useful for the controlled guidance of sperm cells, which is a promising feature towards the development of new assisted-fertilization techniques.

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