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Bioprinting: Functional droplet networks

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Tissue-mimicking printed networks of droplets separated by lipid bilayers that can be functionalized with membrane proteins are able to spontaneously fold and transmit electrical currents along predefined paths.

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  1. Center for Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, Brown University, Rhode Island 02912, USA

    • Naside Gozde Durmus
  2. Brigham and Women's Hospital and Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02139, USA

    • Savas Tasoglu
    •  & Utkan Demirci
  3. Harvard–MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA

    • Utkan Demirci

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