Biopolymer assembly mediated by biomimetic microreactors

Biopolymer assembly mediated by biomimetic microreactors

Biopolymer assembly mediated by biomimetic microreactors

Thanks to microfluidics, microreactors have been developed to produce and trap giant uni-lamellar vesicles encapsulating macromolecules.

Biomass is a precious asset. Optimal upvaluing of biomass requires a firm grasp of the assembly mechanisms of the biopolymers scaffolds. These biopolymers can form a huge spectrum of different assemblies, from crystalline structures to amorphous aggregates and back to highly-ordered fibre architectures.
These assemblies are formed by interactions that depend on the molecular properties of the biopolymers but also on the physicochemical conditions (pH, temperature, ionic strength, and so on). The thermodynamic pathway adopted by the system can also play critical role in shaping its final structural state.
In an effort to methodize this thermodynamic pathway and make it custom-tuneable, we purpose-developed a set of microreactors in a design inspired by living cells.

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Modification date : 11 September 2023 | Publication date : 19 July 2021 | Redactor : MW