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Low-cost feedback-controlled syringe pressure pumps for microfluidics applications
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We present a low-cost ($110) syringe pressure pump that uses feedback control to regulate the pressure into microfluidic chips. Expand
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Programming Surface Chemistry with Engineered Cells.
We have developed synthetic gene networks that enable engineered cells to selectively program surface chemistry. E. coli were engineered to upregulate biotin synthase, and therefore biotin synthesis,Expand
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Exploring Host-Microbiome Interactions using an in Silico Model of Biomimetic Robots and Engineered Living Cells
The microbiome’s underlying dynamics play an important role in regulating the behavior and health of its host. In order to explore the details of these interactions, we created an in silico model ofExpand
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Using Synthetic Biology to Engineer Living Cells That Interface with Programmable Materials.
We have developed an abiotic-biotic interface that allows engineered cells to control the material properties of a functionalized surface. This system is made by creating two modules: a syntheticallyExpand
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A Model of a Synthetic Biological Communication Interface between Mammalian Cells and Mechatronic Systems.
  • K. Heyde, W. Ruder
  • Biology, Medicine
  • IEEE transactions on nanobioscience
  • 1 December 2016
The creation of communication interfaces between abiotic and biotic systems represents a significant research challenge. In this work, we design and model a system linking the biochemical signalingExpand
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Modeling information exchange between living and artificial cells
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We model and simulate a system consisting of engineered cells that control the assembly of DNA monomers on microparticle scaffolds. Expand
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Three-dimensional Printing of Thermoplastic Materials to Create Automated Syringe Pumps with Feedback Control for Microfluidic Applications.
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We have developed a syringe pump system capable of controlling and regulating the inlet fluid pressure delivered to a microfluidic device using low-cost materials and additive manufacturing. Expand
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A Model of a Synthetic Biological Communication Interface between Mammalian Cells and Mechatronic Systems
  • K. Heyde, W. Ruder
  • Biology, Medicine
  • IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience
  • 25 October 2016
The creation of communication interfaces between abiotic and biotic systems represents a significant research challenge. In this work, we design and model a system linking the biochemical signalingExpand
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Bioinspired decision architectures containing host and microbiome processing units.
Biomimetic robots have been used to explore and explain natural phenomena ranging from the coordination of ants to the locomotion of lizards. Here, we developed a series of decision architecturesExpand
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Engineering a living biomaterial via bacterial surface capture of environmental molecules
Abstract Synthetic biology holds significant potential in biomaterials science as synthetically engineered cells can produce new biomaterials, or alternately, can function as living components of newExpand