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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Liposome-Hydrogel Hybrids: No Toil, No Trouble for Stronger Bubbles

Caption: Schematic depicting the creation of liposome-hydrogel hybrids. A solution containing phospholipid ("liposome precursor") mixes with a solution containing hydrogel precursor (a). Blending together at the interface of the two channels, the phospholipid forms liposomes (b) that trap the hydrogel precursor inside. Material outside the vesicles is removed (c) and the liposomes are UV irradiated. This polymerizes the protein chains in the hydrogel and yields a liposome-hydrogel hybrid (d).

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