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Lipid bilayers on nano-templates

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20060169975
7,569,850
A1
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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), Stroeve, Pieter (Davis, CA)
The Regents of the University of California
11/ 338,513
January 23, 2006
[0002] 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.