Cell Rover: Exploring and augmenting the inner world of the cell

September 23, 2022

The technology, named Cell Rover by the researchers, represents the first demonstration of an antenna that can operate inside a cell and is compatible with 3D biological systems. Finding a way to build an antenna of that size to work inside a cell was a key challenge. The research demonstrated that multiple Cell Rovers can be engaged, even within a single cell, to communicate among themselves and outside of the cells. “This opens up unprecedented opportunities for extremely precise diagnostics, therapeutics, and drug discovery, as well as creating a new direction at intersection between biology and electronic devices.”The researchers named their intracellular antenna technology Cell Rover to invoke, like that of a Mars rover, its mission to explore a new frontier. “You can think of the Cell Rover,” says Sarkar, “as being on an expedition, exploring the inner world of the cell.”

The source of this news is from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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