3-D Microfluidic Hydrodynamic Focusing Device (image) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Share Print E-Mail 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. Credit NIST Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.