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3D-Printed Artificial Microfish

Zhu, Wei and Li, Jinxing and Leong, Yew J. and Rozen, Isaac and Qu, Xin and Dong, Renfeng and Wu, Zhiguang and Gao, Wei and Chung, Peter H. and Wang, Joseph and Chen, Shaochen (2015) 3D-Printed Artificial Microfish. Advanced Materials, 27 (30). pp. 4411-4417. ISSN 0935-9648. PMCID PMC4695322.

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Hydrogel microfish featuring biomimetic structures, locomotive capabilities, and functionalized nanoparticles are engineered using a rapid 3D printing platform: microscale continuous ­optical printing (μCOP). The 3D-printed ­microfish exhibit chemically powered and magnetically guided propulsion, as well as highly efficient detoxification capabilities that highlight the technical versatility of this platform for engineering advanced functional microswimmers for diverse biomedical applications.

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Zhu, Wei0000-0003-4027-4711
Dong, Renfeng0000-0001-7590-5750
Gao, Wei0000-0002-8503-4562
Alternate Title:3D Printed Artificial Micro-Fish
Additional Information:© 2015 Wiley. Manuscript Revised: 24 Apr 2015. Manuscript Received: 22 Mar 2015. Version of Record online: 29 Jun 2015. W.Z. and J.L. contributed equally to this work. This project received support from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency-Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (Grants no. HDTRA1-14-1-0064 and HDTRA1-13-1-0002), the National Science Foundation (Grants no. CMMI-1120795, CMMI-1332681) and National Institutes of Health (Grant no. EB012597, EB017876). R.D. and Z.W. acknowledge the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for financial support. The authors thank Michael Galarnyk and John Warner for their assistance.
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Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)HDTRA1-14-1-0064
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)HDTRA1-13-1-0002
China Scholarship CouncilUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:3D printing; detoxification; functional microswimmers; functionalized nanoparticles; hydrogels
Issue or Number:30
PubMed Central ID:PMC4695322
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20171005-135555098
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Official Citation:Zhu, W., Li, J., Leong, Y. J., Rozen, I., Qu, X., Dong, R., Wu, Z., Gao, W., Chung, P. H., Wang, J. and Chen, S. (2015), 3D-Printed Artificial Microfish. Adv. Mater., 27: 4411–4417. doi: 10.1002/adma.201501372
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