WG 7: Pump Bots

Pump Bots

Hyunjoon Kong

Linda Griffith

Roger Kamm

Taher Saif


Objective: Develop pumping and filtration biomachinery involving differentiated and trained neurons, muscle, and vasculature. The machines will have abilities to transfer biologically relevant fluids through synthetic conduit or blood vessels and further remove impurities in a spontaneous or external stimuli-responsive manner.


Hypothesis: Such machines will emerge through cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions under the guidance of specific chemical, mechanical, and electrical cues.