Surgical device inspired by parasitic wasps

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A surgical device inspired by parasitic wasps could make it easier and less painful to remove certain tumours and blood clots.

Parasitic wasps inject their eggs through a long, thin, tubular organ called an ovipositor into living hosts, such as spiders and caterpillars. The organ’s blade-like valves, which run the full length of the tube, slide up and down alternately, pushing the eggs into the wasp’s victims using friction.



FiveWordsForTheFuture - Oct 10, 2020 | Biodesign, Body, Health, Medicine
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