Wed. Feb 5th, 2020


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Rutgers researchers develop bio inspired, minimally-invasive 4D printed microneedles

Researchers from Rutgers University, New Jersey, have created bioinspired, programmable microneedles that enhance tissue adhesion using Projection micro-stereolithography (PµSL). Influenced by the microhooks of parasites, barbed stingers of honeybees, and quills of porcupines, 4D printed backward-facing barbs were fabricated and designed to deform horizontally to be minimally invasive upon tissue contact. Howon Lee, the senior author of […]

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Author: Tia Vialva