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Micromachines for Biological Micromanipulation


About this book


  • Provides new mechanical designs of microinjectors, microsyringes, microgrippers, and microforce sensors with experimental verifications;
  • Presents new position and force control of the microinjection systems for biological cell microinjection;
  • Examples give the reader more practice in the design, modeling, and control of biological micromanipulation systems.

This book provides an overview of the noteworthy developments in the field of micromachining, with a specific focus on microinjection systems used for biological micromanipulation. The author also explores the design, development, and fabrication of new mechanical designs for micromachines, with plenty of examples that elucidate their modeling and control. The design and fabrication of a piezoelectric microinjector, constant force microinjector, constant force microgripper, PDVF microforce sensor, and a piezoelectric microsyringe are presented as examples of new technology for microinjection systems. This book is appropriate for both researchers and advanced students in bioengineering.


Micromanipulator Microinjector Microsyringe Microforce sensor Piezoelectric actuator Precision motion control Force sensor and control Feedback control

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electromechanical EngineeringUniversity of MacauMacauChina

About the authors

Dr. Qingsong Xu is Associate Professor in the Department of Electromechanical Engineering at the University of Macau. His research encompasses MEMS-based microrobotics, intelligent theory and applications, and micro-/nanopositioning systems.

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