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Magnetic swArms for liver chemoeMBOlization

Project description

Magnetic microrobots for liver chemoembolisation

Magnetically actuated microrobots were proposed more than a decade ago for accessing remote areas of the human body. The EU-funded MAMBO project aims to develop this revolutionary approach for specific clinical applications including liver chemoembolisation. The main idea is to improve cancer chemotherapy and existing chemoembolisation procedures using a magnetic force to target chemotherapeutics to the specific region and achieve stable embolisation of the tumour blood vessels. The project will develop drug-loaded soft magnetic microrobots responsive to ultrasound. Magnetic swarm control techniques will be employed to enable the microrobots' locomotion in biologically relevant fluids. This will enable microrobot swelling and controlled vessel occlusion while providing simultaneous ultrasound-based imaging to guarantee their tracking in vivo.

Coordinator

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Net EU contribution
€ 252 525,12
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Shatin, N.t.
N.T. Hong Kong

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 166 788,48