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Sensors 2002, 2(3), 111-120;

Nanoporous Platforms for Cellular Sensing and Delivery

Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, 44 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
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Received: 5 March 2002 / Accepted: 19 March 2002 / Published: 20 March 2002
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nano-Porous Sensor Material)
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In recent years, rapid advancements have been made in the biomedical applications of micro and nanotechnology. While the focus of such technology has primarily been on in vitro analytical and diagnostic tools, more recently, in vivo therapeutic and sensing applications have gained attention. This paper describes the creation of monodisperse nanoporous, biocompatible, silicon membranes as a platform for the delivery of cells. Studies described herein focus on the interaction of silicon based substrates with cells of interest in terms of viability, proliferation, and functionality. Such microfabricated nanoporous membranes can be used both in vitro for cell-based assays and in vivo for immunoisolation and drug delivery applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: Nanotechnology; Drug delivery; Silicon; Immunoisolation; Cell-based assays Nanotechnology; Drug delivery; Silicon; Immunoisolation; Cell-based assays

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Leoni, L.; Attiah, D.; Desai, T.A. Nanoporous Platforms for Cellular Sensing and Delivery. Sensors 2002, 2, 111-120.

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