Researchers at the University of Basel have developed a precisely controllable system for mimicking biochemical reaction cascades in cells. Using microfluidic technology, they produce miniature polymeric reaction containers equipped with the desired properties. This 'cell on a chip' is useful not only for studying processes in cells, but also for the development of new synthetic pathways for chemical applications or for biological active substances in medicine.
- Advanced Materials
- Swiss Nanoscience Institute, Swiss National Science Foundation, National Centre of Competence in Research-Molecular Systems Engineering (NCCR MSE), University of Basel