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Massively parallel production of lipid microstructures

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In this paper we describe a simple and inexpensive microfluidic system for the production of lipid tubules and vesicles. The system incorporates a central microporous membrane for interfacing lipid films with aqueous flows. Hydrodynamic drag was used for the parallel elongation of high axial ratio lipid tubules with uniform 1.5 ± 0.5 μm diameters. Alternatively, electrokinetic operation was used for the rapid and continuous production of vast numbers of lipid vesicles with diameters ranging from 1 to 3 μm.

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Submitted
07 Jul 2008
Accepted
17 Sep 2008
First published
03 Oct 2008

Lab Chip, 2008,8, 1852-1855
Article type
Technical Note

Massively parallel production of lipid microstructures

J. West, A. Manz and P. S. Dittrich, Lab Chip, 2008, 8, 1852
DOI: 10.1039/B811448J

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