Optical microassembly platform for constructing reconfigurable microenvironments for biomedical studies

Peter John Rodrigo, Lóránd Kelemen, Darwin Palima, Carlo Amadeo Alonzo, Pál Ormos, Jesper Glückstad

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6578-6583
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 13 2009

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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