A new micro-robot (nanobot) can navigate between different cells and identify their state. It can transport healthy or dying cells, whichever is desired, for genetic analysis.

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a hybrid micro-robot of about 10 microns long. It can be controlled in two ways - electric and magnetic.

The micro-robot can navigate between cells, identify the healthy and dying cells and transport them for genetic analysis.

Prof. Gilad Yossifon of Tel Aviv University's School of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering, along with his team of Dr. Yue Wu, a postdoctoral researcher, and student Sivan Yakov, developed the ground-breaking technology in conjunction with Dr. Afu Fu, a postdoctoral researcher from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

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