Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities

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Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 1999


8.5.2 Cytoidentification

Before entering and navigating a cell, a medical nanorobot must first determine whether the cell belongs to the patient or is a foreign cell (Section The nanorobot must also determine which type of cell it has encountered, either to verify its location in a desired target organ or tissue, or to ensure that a targeted cell type has been found (Section Fortunately, the plasma membrane (the cell's outermost coat; Section is an open book for nanodevices equipped to read it.


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