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Surface-based lipidvesicle reactor systems: fabrication and applications

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Abstract

Over the last ten years there has been a strong (bio)technological drive for the development of miniaturised reaction systems, motivated mainly by the need to reduce sample consumption and parallelise. Self-assembled soft-matter containers have naturally evolved to handle small volumes and could provide viable fluidic solutions especially in niche areas where ultra-miniaturisation, biocompatibility or cost are of critical importance. Here we focus on nanocontainers that are made of lipids and are immobilised on surfaces. We will highlight the most prominent contributions to date on the fabrication and the applications of surface-based vesicle systems as miniaturised reactors. Emphasis will be put on single-vesicle experiments.

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The article was received on 26 Feb 2007, accepted on 08 May 2007 and first published on 04 Jun 2007


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B702849K
Soft Matter, 2007,3, 828-836

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    Surface-based lipidvesicle reactor systems: fabrication and applications

    S. M. Christensen and D. Stamou, Soft Matter, 2007, 3, 828
    DOI: 10.1039/B702849K

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