Megan and Efrain's Proposal
Megan and Efrain's Proposal:
“A cell-free protein-producing gel” - Nokyoung Park1,2, Soong Ho Um1,2,3, Hisakage Funabashi1, Jianfeng Xu1,3 & Dan Luo1
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.