We present, for the first time, a micro scale 1D swimmer powered by cardiamyocytes. It consists of a PDMS “flagella” with a head. Cardiomyocytes are plated near the head. Synchronized contraction of a small number of cells generates an elastic deformation wave in the flagella, which interacts with the fluid. Solid-fluid interaction results in a net propulsive force on the swimmer, which drives it through the fluid overcoming the drag.

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