The targeted transport of active substances by means of magnetic nanoparticles and with the aid of an external magnet has so far only taken place under static conditions. Since in this constellation the external magnet cannot be moved during the application, it is not possible to individually reach the complex target area.
In order to overcome this limitation, SEON achieved its next milestone on the road to clinical translation in 2019 - the installation of a magnet robot. Although the robot weighs an impressive two tons, it is able to perform its movements more sensitively than the human hand. In the future, this robot-controlled, freely programmable and positionable magnet should be able to move to all parts of the body and also be able to change its position dynamically during treatment.
But that is not all. The application of artificial intelligence (AI) should in future make the individual treatment of patients even more efficient and effective. The vision: using AI-supported interpretation of image data of the target region, for example an angiographic representation of a tumor, the robot should be able to reach the patient automatically, reproducibly and thus personalized.
Erster Magnetroboter weltweit: Revolutionäre Technik an der Uniklinik Erlangen
Kurzbericht im Bayerischen Fernsehen
Sendetermin: 17.09.2019 um 17:30 Uhr
Forschungsstiftung Medizin at the Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
IBAN: DE 69 76350000 0000062000
Nanomedizin Prof. Alexiou