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Stirred, Not Shaken: Bio-inspired Cilia Mix Medical Reagents at Small Scales
June 30, 2009
Engineers used a novel underwater manufacturing technique to successfully build biomimetic cilia. The hairlike appendages mix tiny volumes of liquid to speed up biomedical reactions.
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