Drone for inside your body to deliver medicine
Drones can target specific areas inside the body.
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“We’re going to make a tiny, tiny swimmer that actually navigates inside the human body, through the bloodstream or any body fluid inside the body,” Dr. Sung Kwon Cho explained to KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Wednesday.”
Dr. Cho at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering has just received a nearly three-quarter of a million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to develop that technology.
Besides more precise bio-imaging, the swimmer drone can also deliver a drug to a specific target, like a cancer or tumor.
“Sometimes you need to deliver the drug to some specific target. It’s not in the entire body. So, basically, this drone can carry the drug and then only release it in the targeted area,” says Dr. Cho.
So how big is this drone?
About one millimeter and the width of a hair.
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