Flexible Needle for Potential Cell Therapies
As stem cell research gets closer to the clinic, the delivery of cell therapies lags behind. To transplant stem cell-derived treatments a flexible and precise tool instrument is necessary. Neurosurgeon and stem cell scientist Daniel Kim have developed a bendable needle that can successfully inject cells, even electrodes, into the brains of mice. While human brains are more complex, the needle is compatible with MRIs and uses an advanced computer system to accurately deposit materials to the wanted site.