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Synthetic biological membrane with self organizing properties

United States Patent

March 25, 2003
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A mixture is provided which manifests a gel phase at a temperature higher than that in which the mixture manifests a liquid phase. The mixture is a combination of a lipid, a polymer-grafted phospholipid and a surfactant. It is biomimetic in nature and changes phases when subjected to one or a plurality of environmental stimuli.
Firestone; Millicent A. (Elmhurst, IL), Tiede; David M. (Elmhurst, IL)
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
09/ 627,808
July 28, 2000
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.