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Nanochips injected into cells

SEM images of a 3µm x 3µm x 0.5µm polysilicon intracellular chip shown before (left) and after (right) a 3D coil nanostructuring by FIB nanomachining. Scale bar ∼3µm. (reprinted with permission from Wiley-VCH Verlag/nanowerk.com)Endgadget reports that a team centered in Spain at Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona has succeeded in inserting nanoscale "3µm chips into living cells." As of now, the chips don’t do anything. Nanowerk meanwhile reports that "the main applications of future intracellular chips will be the study of individual cells as well as early detection of diseases and new cellular repair mechanisms."

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