Microgrippers could be future of surgery

Sep 2, 2008
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Scientific breakthroughs, especially those that pertain to the medical field never fail to amaze me. And this one is no different. Surgery might look a whole lot different in the future thanks to a tiny new technology called microgrippers.

Microgrippers could be swallowed by a patient and then would be activated by chemicals and magnets within the body. Incisions could become a thing of the past.

These microgrippers could also be programmed to react to specific chemicals within the body, making it target a tumor, let’s say, in one area of the body and then remove it. And the best part is that they pose no harm to the human body. If you ask me, this sounds like the future of surgery, but we will have to see how it is funded and if it is incorporated as a medical mainstay.

[via DVICE]


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