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Opt Express. 2009 Apr 13;17(8):6578-83.

Optical microassembly platform for constructing reconfigurable microenvironments for biomedical studies.

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  • 1DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark.

Abstract

Cellular development is highly influenced by the surrounding microenvironment. We propose user-reconfigurable microenvironments and bio-compatible scaffolds as an approach for understanding cellular development processes. We demonstrate a model platform for constructing versatile microenvironments by fabricating morphologically complex microstructures by two-photon polymerization (2PP) and then assembling these archetypal building blocks into various configurations using multiple, real-time configurable counterpropagating-beam (CB) traps. The demonstrated capacity for handling feature-rich microcomponents may be further developed into a generalized microassembly platform.

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