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Multifunctional bacterial microswimmer able to deliver cargo and destroy itself
From left to right: Metin Sitti, Oncay Yasa and Yunus Alapan

Multifunctional bacterial microswimmer able to deliver cargo and destroy itself

The untethered biohybrid microswimmer is able to transport and deliver cargo encapsulated into a guidable red blood cell, while an attached bacterium, one of the most efficient swimmers in nature, acts as a propeller to move it forward. Once it has reached its destination and delivered its cargo, the scientists can destroy the microswimmer using infrared light.


Microswimmer

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pi Yunus Alapan
Yunus Alapan
Postdoctoral Researcher
pi Oncay Yasa
Oncay Yasa
Postdoctoral Researcher
pi Metin Sitti
Metin Sitti
Director
sg Linda Behringer
Linda Behringer
Public Relations Officer