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Magnetic particle swarms and Selective embolization to be more efficient and less complicated

01-Aug-2022

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Microrobotic agents can form swarms of targeted drug delivery for improved imaging analyses.

Researchers deviated from the typical process of drug therapy to facilitate swarm embolization. 

Embolization is a medical technique used to block blood vessels during treatment for thrombosis and arteriovenous malformations. 

Magnetic particle swarms offer more precise embolization and can maintain swarm integrity inside a targeted region under fluidic flow conditions.

They developed an actuation strategy to regulate magnetic particle swarms for selective embolization.

Actuation strategy provides a potential solution for selective embolization in the clinic to prevent complications arising via non-selective embolization mechanisms.

The study is published in Science Advances and carried out at the University of Toronto and Shanghai University.

Embolization is a medical technique used to block blood vessels during treatment

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