20 Mar 2020
Our work on the smallest microelectronic robot actuated and controlled by wireless power has been highlighted as cover story in Nature Electronics. The work has also been subject in the issue’s Editorial and News & Views.
25 Feb 2020
Hybrid sperm micromotors actively swim against continuous and pulsatile blood. They swim alone or in trains, and they can deliver heparin cargo to prevent blood clotting.
15 Jan 2018
The Spermbot video has now become the 5th most viewed video of the American Chemical Society. Click on the following link to watch it.
4 Dec 2017
A sperm-driven micromotor acts as a targeted drug delivery system to potentially treat diseases in the female reproductive tract.
24 May 2017
In this extended comment we call on microrobotics researchers, materials scientists, bioimaging and medical specialists to work together to tackle the challenges on the way to in-vivo applications.
24 Jan 2017
Monolithically integrated vertical ring resonators pave the way for optofluidics in three-dimensions on photonic chips.
6 Jun 2016
Microtubular sensor reaches attomolar level detection of Avian Influenza Virus H1N1 DNA without any labelling or amplification.
6 Jun 2016
Tumor cell devision is mimicked inside blood capillaries by investigating single-cell mitosis of living human cancer cells trapped inside rolled-up microtubes.
21 Dec 2015
Magnetically activated microhelices serve as motors for transporting sperm cells with motion deficiencies to help them carry out their natural function.
We exploit the well-defined geometry and optical transparency of glass microtubes to investigate how scaffold dimensionality and cell confinement influence the spontaneous migration of neural stem cells.
Ultra-compact helical antennas with a total length five times smaller compared to their conventional dipole counterparts are demonstrated to operate in the Industry-Scientific-Medical radio band.
We use micropatterning and strain engineering to encapsulate single living mammalian cells into transparent tubular architectures consisting of 3D rolled-up nanomembranes.
Ultracompact three-dimensional tubular structures integrating Au-based electrodes serve as impedimetric microsensors for the in-flow determination of mono- and divalent ionic species and HeLa cells.
We design nanoscale tools in the form of autonomous and remotely guided catalytically self-propelled rolled-up tubes.
The advances we have made in engineering of tubular optical sensors and their on-chip integration allows us to fabricate rolled-up optofluidic ring resonators based on glass material with high quality factors fully integrated on-chip.
A lab-in-a-tube device comprises numerous ultracompact components in a single tube which can be developed using rolled-up technology.
"The smallest man-made jet engine measures just 600nm across and weighs 1 picogram.
The motion of artificial catalytic nanomachines is commonly studied in free bulk solution, which differs significantly from the stream-like channel networks existing in the human body.
Animal cells can be transported within a fluid in a controllable manner by using artificial microbots.
Optofluidic microcavities from rolled-up ring resonators with subwavelength wall thicknesses are fabricated with excellent sensing function.
Primary mouse motor neurons and immortalised CAD cells, a cell line derived from the central nervous system, can be well cultured on arrays of rolled-up microtubes.
Artificial autonomous systems act as catalytic water striders at the air–liquid interface of hydrogen peroxide solution.
We have designed a novel hybrid biocatalytic microengine.
Detailed investigations of individual yeast cells in a single transparent microtube reveal the mechanical interaction between the tube and the 2D confined cells causing different cellular assemblies.
We use Si/SiO microtubes as optofluidic components to sense glucose concentrations in water.