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As the high-speed imaging expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Edgerton Center, I meet researchers from all fields, each with unique high-speed imaging needs. I’ve seen two such applications from researchers as they tried to understand and address various problems in the biological sciences.
Doctoral candidate Alex Abramson, who works in MIT’s Langer Lab, came to my office with an unusual imaging problem. He had been developing a small capsule to deliver insulin orally to a patient. The 7-mm-tall capsule was designed to always land in the correct orientation against the stomach wall, where it would then automatically inject its payload of insulin into the mucosa. This process would prevent the stomach…READ MORE