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Lipid bilayers on nano-templates

United States Patent

7,569,850
August 4, 2009
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A lipid bilayer on a nano-template comprising a nanotube or nanowire and a lipid bilayer around the nanotube or nanowire. One embodiment provides a method of fabricating a lipid bilayer on a nano-template comprising the steps of providing a nanotube or nanowire and forming a lipid bilayer around the polymer cushion. One embodiment provides a protein pore in the lipid bilayer. In one embodiment the protein pore is sensitive to specific agents.
Noy; Aleksandr (Belmont, CA), Artyukhin; Alexander B. (Menlo Park, CA), Bakajin; Olgica (San Leandro, CA), Stoeve; Pieter (Davis, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 338,513
20060169975
January 23, 2006
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.