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Biologically functionalized porous microspheres

United States Patent Application

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The present invention provides functionalized mesoporous microspheres comprising a microsphere including surface mesopores; a lipid bilayer covering at least a portion of the microsphere; and enclosed mesoporous spaces comprising the surface mesopores and respective portions of the lipid bilayer.
Lopez, Gabriel P. (Albuquerque, NM), Buranda, Tione (Albuquerque, NM), Goparaju, Venkata Rama Rao (Albuquerque, NM), Huang, Jinman (Albuquerque, NM), Ista, Linnea (Albuquerque, NM), Sklar, Larry A. (Albuquerque, NM)
10/ 414,038
April 16, 2003
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to: Grant Nos. EEC-0210835 and MCB-9907611 from the National Science Foundation; Grant No. F49620-01-1-0168, from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research; Grant No. GM60799/EB00264 from the National Institutes of Health; and Grant No. 00-01-205-5 from the U.S. Department of Energy through the U.S./Mexico Materials Corridor Initiative. The government may have certain rights in this invention.