Megan and Efrain's Proposal

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Megan and Efrain's Proposal:

Reference Article:

“A cell-free protein-producing gel” - Nokyoung Park1,2, Soong Ho Um1,2,3, Hisakage Funabashi1, Jianfeng Xu1,3 & Dan Luo1

Link: http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v8/n5/abs/nmat2419.html

Summary: The researchers found a DNA hydrogel that could produce proteins without the use of living cells. The gel contains genes in its scaffolding. The result was 300x efficiency compared with solution-based systems.


Idea: To try to make this novel method works in column format or in microfluidic channels for large-scale parallel and/or automated production.

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