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

Paper:

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

Received:
May 20, 2015
Accepted:
October 5, 2015
Published:
November 5, 2015
Keywords:
microneedle, rapid prototyping, biomimetics, mosquito, low invasive treatment
Abstract

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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