The authors acknowledge the National Science Foundation (Award #0533100) and the ARCS Foundation (WRF Fellowship) for financial support; the authors also thank John Lund for his time and expertise in preparing the images.
Drosophila as a Live Substrate for Solid-State Microfabrication†
Article first published online: 5 NOV 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 21, pages 3608–3612, November, 2007
How to Cite
Shum, A. J., Crest, J., Schubiger, G. and Parviz, B. A. (2007), Drosophila as a Live Substrate for Solid-State Microfabrication. Adv. Mater., 19: 3608–3612. doi: 10.1002/adma.200602962
- Issue published online: 5 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 5 NOV 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 17 JUL 2007
- Manuscript Received: 26 DEC 2006
- National Science Foundation. Grant Number: 0533100
- ARCS Foundation
- Microelectromechanical systems;
Drosophila shows a surprisingly high resilience to vacuum exposure. A systematic study shows that some flies survive even after three hours of residence in a few mTorr vacuum. This observation opens the way for using Drosophila as a substrate for direct solid-state microfabrication and incorporation of inorganic microstructures for hybrid biological/abiological manufacturing and microrobotics applications.