Robotic Cell Manipulation: Surgery, Diagnostics, and Drug Screen
Advances in medicine demand robotic technologies for automated manipulation and characterization of cells and sub-cellular structures. Robotic cell surgery and automated characterization of cells enable new frontiers in medicine. Robotic deposition of foreign materials into cells is poised to revolutionize drug efficacy tests for drug repurposing and personalized medication. In this talk, example technical challenges in robotic cell manipulation will be introduced. I will summarize recent progress in clinical trial of our robotic cell surgery technology. I will then present a robotic system for automated mechanical characterization of voided urine cells to bolster clinical bladder cancer diagnostics. Drug screen for cardiovascular disease management, enabled by robotic cell manipulation, will also be discussed.