High-throughput drug screening based on a multi-component array can be used to identify a variety of interaction between cells and drugs for suitable purposes. The signaling of immune cells is affected by specific proteins, diverse drug combinations, and certain immunosuppressive drugs. The effect of a drug on an organism is usually complex and involves interactions at multiple levels. Herein, we developed a multilayer fabricating system through the high-throughput assembly of nanofilms with inkjet printing to investigate the effects of immunosuppressive drugs. Immunosuppressive drugs or agents occasionally cause side effects depending on drug combinations or a patient's condition. By incorporating various drug combinations for understanding interaction between drugs and immune cells, we were able to develop an immunological drug screening kit with immunosuppressive drugs. Moreover, the ability to control the combination of drugs, as well as their potential for high-throughput preparation should be of great benefit to the biomedical and bioanalytical field.
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This research was supported by the Bio & Medical Technology Development Program of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korean Government (Grant 2012M3A9C6050104). Additionally, this research was also supported by a grant of the Korea Health Technology R&D Project through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), funded by the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea (Grant HI14C-3266, HI15C-1653).
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