Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities

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


9.4.7 Cytocarriage

The commandeering of natural motile cells by medical nanorobots, known as cytocarriage, offers an alternative mode of in vivo transport. During cytocarriage, one or more medical nanorobots may enter a motile cell, ride or steer the cell to a desired destination inside the human body, then vacate the cell upon arrival. The discussion here is a necessarily brief overview of the objectives of cytocarriage (Section, cytovehicle selection (Section, initiating cytocarriage (Section, steering and control during the journey (Section, cytocarriage navigation and sensing (Section and cytovehicular behavioral control (Section


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