A number of biological applications may be possible (Lakhtakia 2002; Lakhtakia and Messier 2004). Many of the proposals exploit the porosity of the STF. Among them is the use of the porous structure of the STF as a nanosieve for virus entrapment. The porosity of STFs may also provide a useful surface treatment to promote the adherence of biological tissue. The use of STFs as microreactors for biochemicals has also been suggested. One study (Steltz and Lakhtakia 2003) looks at the generation of second harmonic radiation in a chiral STF as a means of sensing bio-luminescent reactions.

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