Artificial lipid bilayers in a microfabricated system

Hywel Morgan, Mairi Sandison, gabriel mendes, R.M. Berry, A. Watts

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A microfabricated silicon device for studying artificial lipid bilayer systems is described. The experimental apparatus emloyed enable the simultaneous acquisition of electrical and optical data. Reconstitution of channel-forming proteins into an artificial lipid bilayer formed across an aperture in the silicon device is demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Minitiarized for Chemistry and Life Science
Subtitle of host publicationmicroTAS 2004
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004


  • lipid bilayers
  • microfabricated silicon device

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