Laser-guided direct writing for applications in biotechnology

David J. Odde, Michael J. Renn

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Laser-induced optical forces can be used to guide and deposit 100 nm - 10 μm-diameter particles onto solid surfaces in a process we call 'laser-guided direct writing'. Nearly any particulate material, including both biological and electronic materials, can be manipulated and deposited on surfaces with micrometer accuracy. Potential applications include three-dimensional cell patterning for tissue engineering, hybrid biological-electronic-device construction, and biochip-array fabrication. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-389
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in biotechnology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 1999

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