Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Diffusion-Mediated Production of Protein Gradients by Way of Variable Depth Hydrogel Microstamps

[+] Author Affiliations
Dewayne L. Thompson, Ashley E. Madon, Christine A. Trinkle

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Paper No. IMECE2009-11292, pp. 255-256; 2 pages
  • ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 2: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering
  • Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, November 13–19, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4375-8 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3863-1
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


The precise application of proteins and other biomolecules to create patterned surfaces is an important step in many processes, including the creation of biosensors and directed cell growth for tissue engineering [1, 2]. While traditional poly-dimethylsiloxane (PDMS) elastomeric stamps have been used to successfully transfer proteins with sub-micron resolution, the resulting patterns are limited to a single, uniform protein concentration. The technique presented here utilizes varied-topography hydrophilic stamps as a diffusion medium, allowing protein gradients to be easily applied and accurately reproduced. Specifically, stamps of a 2% agarose hydrogel are used to demonstrate variable-concentration patterning of a fluorescently-labeled protein.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In