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Polyelectrolyte Multilayers in Microfluidic Systems for Biological Applications



Saugandhika S. Minnikanti, Aveek Gangopadhyay, Darwin Reyes-Hernandez


The formation of polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) for the first time two decades ago demonstrating the assembly on charged substrates in a very simple and efficient way have proven to be a reliable method to obtain structures tunable at the nanometer scale. Much effort has been put into the assembly of these structures for its use in biological applications. A number of these efforts have been in combination with microfluidic systems, which add to the nanoassembly that is already possible with polyelectrolytes a new dimension in the construction of valuable structures, some of them not possible with conventional systems. This review focuses on the advancements demonstrated by the combination of PEMs and microfluidic systems and their use biological applications.


polyelectrolyte multilayers, microfluidics, Lab-on-a-Chip, biological applications


Minnikanti, S. , Gangopadhyay, A. and Reyes-Hernandez, D. (2014), Polyelectrolyte Multilayers in Microfluidic Systems for Biological Applications, Polymers (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created July 30, 2014, Updated October 12, 2021