Soft Lithography in Biology and Biochemistry
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...The advantages and applications of soft rather than silicon microfluidics have been reviewed McDonald et al., 2000; Quake and Scherer, 2000; Whitesides and Stroock, 2001; Whitesides et al., 2001; Ng et al., 2002; Sia and Whitesides, 2003 ....
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...We and others have made microfluidic systems to carry out separations with CE by using plasma oxidation to seal PDMS capillaries irreversibly to glass surfaces (97, 199)....
...The use of plastics (including elastomers such as PDMS) in the fabrication of μTAS is rapidly becoming more common because of the advantages—especially in cost—offered by these materials (13, 97)....
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...BCE cells attached to surfaces composed of multiple adhesive islands in an inert sea—where each island was too small to allow growth—spread over an area that was larger than the aggregate area of the adhesive spots and entered the growth phase (15)....
...In a typical experiment, the hydrophobic hexadecanethiol is printed onto a gold-coated surface to generate patterns that promote the adsorption of proteins; the remainder of the surface is covered with an alkanethiol that is terminated with (EG) 3OH groups; this surface resists the adsorption of proteins and the adhesion of cells (15, 17)....
...BCE cells also attached to patterns consisting of multiple adjacent islands with diameters smaller (3–5 μm) than that of the cell (Figure 8) (15)....
...Biological processes—for example, adsorption of protein—that occur at the surfaces of SAMs can be studied with surface plasmon resonance (35–39), quartz crystal microbalance (40–42), ellipsometry (43), contact angle (44, 45), infrared spectroscopy (46, 47), atomic force microscopy (48, 49), sum frequency spectroscopy (50), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (51), surface acoustic wave and acoustic plate mode devices (52, 53), confocal and optical microscopies (15), low-angle X-ray reflectometry (54, 55), electrochemical methods (56, 57), and scanning elecron microscopy (58, 59)....
...Approaches to patterning cells generally involve the patterning of proteins in the geometry desired for the cells; proteins and cells are delivered to the patterned surfaces from solutions or suspensions (15, 17)....