Background and survey of bioreplication techniques

Drew Patrick Pulsifer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

Bioreplication is the direct reproduction of a biological structure in order to realize at least one specific functionality. Current bioreplication techniques include the sol-gel technique, atomic layer deposition, physical vapor deposition, and imprint lithography and casting. The combined use of a focused ion beam and a scanning electron microscope could develop into a bioreplication technique as well. Some of these techniques are more suitable for reproducing surface features, others for bulk three-dimensional structures. Industrial upscaling appears possible only for imprint lithography and casting (which can be replaced by stamping).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number031001
JournalBioinspiration and Biomimetics
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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