Device offers insights into steps to build artificial muscular pumps
Date: February 10, 2022
Source: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Summary: Scientists have developed the first fully autonomous biohybrid fish from human stem-cell derived cardiac muscle cells. The artificial fish swims by recreating the muscle contractions of a pumping heart, bringing researchers one step closer to developing a more complex artificial muscular pump and providing a platform to study heart disease like arrhythmia.