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Biomedical Science and Engineering. 2014, 2(2), 42-47
DOI: 10.12691/bse-2-2-3
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The Promising Future in Medicine: Nanorobots

Apoorva Manjunath1 and Vijay Kishore1,

1Department of Biotechnology, Sapthagiri College of Engineering, Bangalore, India

Pub. Date: May 25, 2014

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Apoorva Manjunath and Vijay Kishore. The Promising Future in Medicine: Nanorobots. Biomedical Science and Engineering. 2014; 2(2):42-47. doi: 10.12691/bse-2-2-3


Nanorobotics is an emerging field of nanotechnology which deals with design and construction of devices at an atomic, molecular or cellular level. These hypothetical nanorobots will be extremely small and would transverse inside the human blood. As these nanorobots would have special sensors to detect the target molecules, it can be programmed to diagnosis and treat various vital diseases. The nanorobots such as respirocytes, microbivores and clottocytes are been designed to act as artificial substitutes of blood. The respirocytes are intend designed to mimic all the important functions of red blood cells and also used in treatment of anaemia, heart attack, lung diseases etc where as the clottocyte mimics the natural process of hemostasis and microbivore follows the process of phagocytosis to destroy the blood borne pathogens. This paper will look at how the recent advancements in nanorobotics that have led to the designing and development of these nanorobots which will act as the most efficient blood substitutes.

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