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

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Abstract

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.

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

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The article was received on 14 Jun 2016, accepted on 30 Aug 2016 and first published on 12 Sep 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6SM01357K
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Soft Matter, 2016,12, 7731-7734
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    Optically assembled droplet interface bilayer (OptiDIB) networks from cell-sized microdroplets

    M. S. Friddin, G. Bolognesi, Y. Elani, N. J. Brooks, R. V. Law, J. M. Seddon, M. A. A. Neil and O. Ces, Soft Matter, 2016, 12, 7731
    DOI: 10.1039/C6SM01357K

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