29 Sep '12, 2pm

A Revolutionary Cancer Treatment Device Inspired by the Mosquito via @IEEESpectrum

Less tissue damage, and potentially less pain, and quicker recovery times. But what’s unique about Rylander’s device is that it can do two things at once. It can inject fluids directly into a tumor—delivering things like conventional chemotherapy drugs or more-cutting-edge nanoparticles. It can also deliver light from powerful lasers. Two cancer-fighting treatments combined into one medical device to find and destroy unwanted tissue. This fiber-optic microneedle device—or FMD—is the basis for a whole series of experimental technologies that may one day change the way doctors treat cancer patients.

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