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Stimuli Responsive Materials: Biopsy with Thermally-Responsive Untethered Microtools (Adv. Mater. 4/2013)
The first biopsy with untethered, sub-millimeter scale grippers is described by David H. Gracias and co-workers on page 514. The cover shows the retrieval of cells from the bile duct of a live pig using thermally responsive tether-free m-grippers. The retrieved tissue was of a high enough quality and quantity to enable both histological and molecular biology analyses which forms the basis of diagnostics. Image created by Martin Rietveld.