Biohybrid Fish: Device Offers Insights Into Steps To Build Artificial Muscular Pumps

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.

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