TOPIC:

Toward Microrobot Delivery for Targeted Therapy

ABSTRACT:

Using magnetically powered microrobots as carriers to deliver cells or drugs precisely is a promising technology in precision medicine. This talk will introduce our recent development of using magnet-driven microrobots to deliver therapeutic cells to lesions for targeted therapy. The invention will permit many new unforeseen clinical applications previously thought impossible, and profoundly affect therapeutic treatment in the future.

BIO:

Dr. Dong Sun is the Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Robotics and Automation Center at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He graduated from Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and then joined the University of Toronto, Canada. He has joined CityU since 2000. Professor Sun is a pioneer in applying microrobot technology to biomedicine. He was elected as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and Fellow of IEEE. He has won many awards including China's Top Ten Technology Development Awards for Intelligent Manufacturing, China's Higher Education Natural Science Award, and Hong Kong Awards for Industry.

Dong SUN

FCAE, FIEEE, Chair of BME, City University of Hong Kong

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