Biocompatible and Biomimetic Self-Assembly of Functional Nanostructures
Final rept. Dec 2006-Nov 2009
NEW MEXICO UNIV REGENTS ALBUQUERQUE
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We have discovered and continue to explore a unique metabolically and optically controlled lithography approach that allows patterned integration of live cells into nominally solid-state devices and maintains their viability under extreme conditions of desiccation and starvation. We used our cellular integration approach to explore quorum sensing at the individual cell level. We have also developed techniques for the integration of mammalian cells into devices. We continue to create biocompatible cellular microenvironments with tailored chemical and physical properties that direct cellular behavior. In summary our research provides a means to integrate cells into devices and platforms, maintain their viability under harsh conditions, and direct their behavior thorough engineered microenvironments.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment