Contact: Michael E. Newman
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Caption: This is a schematic of the NIST/University of Maryland 3-D microfluidic hydrodynamic focusing device for manufacturing vesicles known as liposomes. Phospholipids dissolved in alcohol flowing through the center capillary (red) mix with a water-based buffer solution added through the six surrounding tubes. Liposomes are created downstream from the convergence point.
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