Methods for creating a transient nanoscale opening in a cell membrane and methods for transporting a desired species through the nanoscale opening are provided. A nano-sized needle-like tip can be used to mechanically slice the cell membrane to create a transient, localized nanoscale slit. The nanoscale slit may be used for transferring exogenous molecules into a living cell.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number8785177
Filing date11/5/12
StatePublished - Jul 22 2014


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