November 24, 2017
Biofabrication in microfluidic platforms
Summary: The BioChip Collaborative team has pioneered the programmable
assembly of biomaterials within microfluidics as spatially controlled platforms for studying
interactions between biomolecules, small signaling molecules, cells and cell colonies, and
biofilms. Biofabricated hydrogels are formed by electrodeposition at electrodes or a flow
interfaces, using combinations of chemistry, electrochemistry, and materials science.
W. E. Bentley,
- Highlight article: Biofabrication: Programmable Assembly of Polysaccharide Hydrogels in Microfluidics as Biocompatible Scaffolds", J. Mater. Chem. (2012).
- Coupling Electrodeposition with Layer-by-Layer Assembly to Address Proteins within Microfluidic Channels, Adv. Mater. (2011).
- Electroaddressing Functionalized Polysaccharides as Model Biofilms for Interrogating Cell Signaling, Adv. Func. Mater (2012).