"Pop-slide" patterning: Rapid fabrication of microstructured PDMS gasket slides for biological applications

RSC Adv. 2015;5(81):66294-66300. doi: 10.1039/C5RA09056C. Epub 2015 Aug 4.


We describe a "pop-slide" patterning approach to easily produce thin film microstructures on the surface of glass with varying feature sizes (3 μm - 250 μm) and aspect ratios (0.066 - 3) within 45 minutes. This low cost method does not require specialized equipment while allowing us to produce micro structured gasket layers for sandwich assays and could be readily applied to many biological applications.

Keywords: Cell differentiation; High throughput screening; Mechanobiology; Micropatterning; Micropillars; Microwells; Open microchannels; Proteomics; Secretomic analysis; Topographies.