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Mosquito inspired medical needles

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The stinging proboscis in mosquitos have diameters of only 40-100 μm which is much less than the thinnest medical needles and the mechanics of these natural stinging mechanisms have therefore attracted attention amongst developers of injection devises. The mosquito use a range of different strategies to lower the required penetration force hence allowing a thinner and less stiff proboscis structure. Earlier studies of the mosquito proboscis insertion strategies have shown how each of the ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1117/12.2261399

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Department:
Continuing Education
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Journal website
Volume:
10162
Pages:
1016208
Host title:
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date:
2017-04-17
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EISSN:
1996-756X
ISSN:
0277-786X
Source identifiers:
702221
ISBN:
9781510608092
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pubs:702221
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uuid:184a5061-ce55-4ef0-9957-870d10f43a5d
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pubs:702221
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2017-07-20

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