Thursday, September 29, 2016

Optically assembled droplet interface bilayer (OptiDIB) networks from cell-sized microdroplets

Mark S. Friddin, Guido Bolognesi, Yuval Elani, Nicholas J. Brooks, Robert V. Law, John M. Seddon, Mark A. A. Neil and Oscar Ces

We report a new platform technology to systematically assemble droplet interface bilayer (DIB) networks in user-defined 3D architectures from cell-sized droplets using optical tweezers. Our OptiDIB platform is the first demonstration of optical trapping to precisely construct 3D DIB networks, paving the way for the development of a new generation of modular bio-systems.

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