As part of the Supramolecular polymer chemistry group at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Doctorial candidate Berry Bögels and his colleagues have been working on developing artificial membranes that can be used in applications such as drug delivery systems, dialysis and biosensors.
These artificial materials have enabled researchers and scientists to better understand, and in some cases, even mimic some of the vital processes that are key in a large number of biological applications
The group has been using various Linkam stages to help facilitate their studies. They have used an LTS stage to help them analyse liquid crystals on a polarising microscope and they have also used a HFS X-ray stage to study the structure of the nanomaterials in a X-ray diffractometer.
With much focus and investment being placed into the research of smart biological materials, the work that Berry and his team are carrying out could prove to be invaluable.
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By Ricky Patel