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  • Octopus-inspired sucker transfers thin, delicate tissue grafts and biosensors

    Byungsoo Kim, left, and professor Hyunjoon Kong stand outdoors, socially distanced.

    Postdoctoral researcher Byoungsoo Kim and professor Hyunjoon Kong led a team that developed an octopus-inspired device for transferring fragile, thin sheets of tissue or flexible electronics.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Hyunjoon Kong, call (217) 333-1178; email: 

    The paper “Electrothermal soft manipulator enabling safe transport and handling of thin cell/tissue sheets and bioelectronic devices” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc5630