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Respirocytes Flowing Through a Blood Vessel

Image 141      
Title:   Respirocytes Flowing Through a Blood Vessel  
Date:   1999  
Artist(s):   E-spaces  
Image Size:   100,539 bytes   [CLICK to download]
Image Dimensions:   750 X 600 pixels    
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Image Dimensions:   1500 X 1200 pixels    
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Image Description:   This wonderfully detailed image shows respirocytes and red blood cells flowing through a blood vessel, most likely a small artery. In the foreground at left, we see a closeup of the respirocyte surface even including the sensor apertures and the individual rotating disks (containing active binding sites) comprising each of the thousands of sorting rotors. At lower right, we see another nearby respirocyte with its pumping station geometry and polar barcodes clearly visible.
Copyright Info:   © Copyright 2002 E-spaces AND Robert A. Freitas Jr. For reprint permission, please contact Philip Van Nedervelde at philippe@e-spaces.com; E-spaces, Hageveld 37, B-9320 Aalst, Belgium. The Respirocyte was conceived and designed by Robert A. Freitas Jr., whose permission is also required.
Print Source(s):   Robert A. Freitas Jr., "Respirocytes in Nanomedicine," Graft: Organ and Cell Transplantation 52(May 2050):148 (special "Future Issue").
Online Source(s):   None

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