X-Message-Number: 32571
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 23:09:14 -0600
Subject: advances in synthetic liposome production
From: Jeff Davis <>

For some years now, I've been watching out for developments in
artificial liposome production.  Artificial liposomes with
cell-specific cryoprotectant contents and cell-specific complementary
surface binding proteins would allow each cell type to receive a
custom tailored cryprotectant cocktail.  Equally and hugely important
would be the inherent solution to the membrane permeability problem.
It seems there are whole bunches of very promising cryoprotectant
candidates which can't be used because they don't diffuse across cell

Here's one step closer to the solution.

NIST, Maryland researchers COMMAND a better class of liposomes

"...produces liposomes with diameters controlled from about 50 to 150
nanometers (billionths of a meter) that are consistently uniform in
size and inexpensively produced in what might be called an


Best, Jeff Davis

 "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                         Ray Charles

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