Suomen Akatemia  
Hakija / Yhteyshenkilö Zhou, Quan
Organisaatio Aalto-yliopisto
Tutkimusaihe Autonomous Microrobotics for Studying Cell-Particle Interactions and Responses
Päätös 304843
Päätöspvm 18.08.2016
Rahoituskausi 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018
Rahoitus (€) 267 496
Hankkeen julkinen kuvaus
The project aims to develop an autonomous characterization method and system for studying the toxicity of microparticles to lung cells. The project has successfully developed a robotic electromagnetic needle-based manipulation system that can autonomously deliver individual microparticles to lung cells in the test setup. Different microparticles and nanoparticles in different cell-lines have been fabricated and tested. The developed methods allow selective extraction and delivery of individual particles to single cells, which opens many potential applications in biomedical research. However, further experiments are needed to validate the methods. Additionally, the research project leads to new methods for characterization of artificial spider protein and new discovery of motion of particles on air-magnetic liquid interface.