February 10, 2014      

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have introduced a unique micro-robotic technique to assemble the components of complex materials, the foundation of tissue engineering and 3D printing.

The micro-robot, which is remotely controlled by magnetic fields, can move one hydrogel at a time to build structures.

Described in the Jan. 28, 2014, issue of Nature Communications, the research was conducted by Savas Tasoglu, Brigham and Women?s Hospital, D...

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