Liposome Microarrays- Dr. Lenhert
Liposomes are lipid nanoparticles that widely used for drug and gene delivery in solution. Researchers in the Lenhert group have recently demonstrated that microarrays made of lipids printed onto a surface can be used for determining drug efficacy on cell culture models. The figure below shows an illustration of the process. The paper published in the journal Biomaterials (2012) demonstrates a first step toward producing a single high-throughput liposome-based screening microarray plate that can be used in the same way as a standard well plate.
Link to publication - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2012.02.023
Link to the Lenhert group website - http://www.bio.fsu.edu/lenhertgroup/