Chemically controlled insect cyborgs using implantable multi-reservoir microfluidic device

Aram J. Chung, Bernardo Cordovez, Timothy Reissman, Robert MacCurdy, Ephrahim Garcia, David Erickson

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Abstract

This work describes to directly and reversibly control Manduca Sexta flight metabolics using electrochemically driven multi-reservoir microfluidic devices taking a step towards a method of creating a small scale aircraft based on living systems. In our previous work [1], we demonstrated modulations of the internal metabolic rates. Briefly, we could retard or completely paralyze insects' behavior over timescales ranging from minutes to hours. Here we present more precise insect flight control including stimulation of moths of Trehalose, Oxotremorine-M (Oxo-M), and L-Glutamic acid (LGA), and show details of newly developed multi-reservoir drug delivery device which allows for various physiological responses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Conference, MicroTAS 2009 - The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages198-200
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780979806421
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2009 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2009 Nov 12009 Nov 5

Publication series

NameProceedings of Conference, MicroTAS 2009 - The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences

Other

Other13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period09/11/109/11/5

Keywords

  • Electrochemical drug delivery
  • Immature Stage implanted microfluidics
  • Insect cyborg
  • Metabolic control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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    Chung, A. J., Cordovez, B., Reissman, T., MacCurdy, R., Garcia, E., & Erickson, D. (2009). Chemically controlled insect cyborgs using implantable multi-reservoir microfluidic device. In Proceedings of Conference, MicroTAS 2009 - The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (pp. 198-200). (Proceedings of Conference, MicroTAS 2009 - The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.