3D printed magnetic liquid droplets show potential in biofabrication and targeted drug delivery

Written by Georgi Makin

A new method for 3D printing permanently magnetized liquid droplets with remote control properties opens a new avenue for research into printing artificial cells as well developing miniature robots for targeted drug delivery. A team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (CA, USA) has announced their success in the 3D printing of magnetic liquid droplets. The new material may have future applications in the development of liquid-based, flexible electronics for targeted drug therapies, or even in the biofabrication of artificial cells. “We’ve made a new material that is both liquid and magnetic. No one has ever observed this before,” explained Tom...

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