Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have developed micro-submarines powered by nano-motors that can navigate through the human body to deliver medicine to diseased organs without surgery.
These micro-submarines navigate in a unique way according to Dr. Kang Liang, of both the School of Biomedical Engineering and School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW, “we designed nano-motors that no longer rely on external manipulation to navigate to a specific location. Instead, they take advantage of variations in biological environments to automatically navigate themselves.”
Once the micro-submarines reach the specific site in the body, it then enters the cells releasing drug-loaded particles in a very targeted and efficient way. Read the full article to learn more.