Delft University of Technology in Netherlands has designed a surgical instrument such as a thin tube on the lines of a parasitic wasp. This can easily remove tumors and blood clots during surgery. This tube and needle organ of the parasite are called an ovipositor.
Parasites keep their eggs in the ovaries with the help of this organ. This part is being seen as a kind of drill machine. This part of the parasite can also prove to be helpful in the treatment of paralysis sufferers.
According to a report in Mail Online, this device can be used to extract samples of body tissues (Tissues) and perform the smallest surgery. The ovipositor organ of these parasites is an organ with the help of parasitic insects to form and inject the body structure of eggs. Biochemical engineer Amy Seke of the Delft University of Technology,
Netherlands, who wrote about this prototype, said that the ovipositor organ of this parasite is so thin that it can easily fit into the muscles of the body. He further said that this is why he has decided to rebuild it.
Researchers have also tested the size of this prototype so that it can stabilize tissues and organs. This will help reduce the trauma during surgery with existing surgical equipment and techniques. It is expected to reduce the time taken to treat patients. According to Seke, it will see a big improvement in the field of a small surgery.
Regarding the parasite, Seke said that the ovipositor has small blades that pass through the tongue to the drainage system. He further explained that during surgery, the removal of blood clots from existing surgical instruments has to face many problems. Researchers hope that this new device will prove to be very helpful for surgery.