IJAT Vol.9 No.6 pp. 655-661
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2015.p0655


Fabrication of Microneedle Mimicking Mosquito Proboscis Using Nanoscale 3D Laser Lithography System

Masato Suzuki, Takahiro Sawa, Tomokazu Takahashi, and Seiji Aoyagi

Kansai University
3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita, Osaka 564-8680, Japan

May 20, 2015
October 5, 2015
November 5, 2015
microneedle, rapid prototyping, biomimetics, mosquito, low invasive treatment

A mosquito’s proboscis, which is used for sucking blood, consists of seven complicated parts. For example, the labrum has a hollow structure, and the maxillae have micrometer-sized tooth like projections on its tip. In this study, microneedles imitating one labium and two maxillae were fabricated using a precision three-dimensional laser lithography system “Nanoscribe.” The maximum length of the fabricated microneedle was 2.0 mm, the minimum length required to reach human capillary blood vessel underneath the epidermis.

Cite this article as:
M. Suzuki, T. Sawa, T. Takahashi, and S. Aoyagi, “Fabrication of Microneedle Mimicking Mosquito Proboscis Using Nanoscale 3D Laser Lithography System,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.9, No.6, pp. 655-661, 2015.
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