Expert Bio

Professor Panchapakesan focuses on using nanotechnology and microfabrication techniques for capture and analysis of circulating tumor cells for standing up to cancer. He has also used nanomaterials and polymers to create remote-controlled actuators, which will help in the future development of robotic systems based on light.

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WPI Designs Chip to Capture Circulating Cancer Cells

WBZ News Radio 1030

WBZ Radio interviewed Balaji Panchapakesan, professor of mechanical engineering, on the chip he designed to capture circulating tumor cells, making it possible for early-stage cancer detection.  “He says the chip could be revolutionary,” WBZ reported. “If we can detect it using this chip early detection, which is actually the key, we could actually save lives,” Panchapakesan said.

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