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In a fresh content in the journal Lab on a Chip,* the team from NIST and the University of Maryland describes a fresh approach for overcoming these obstacles. The group's novel system is made up of bundled capillary tubes, costs less than a $1 to make and requires no special fabrication technology or experience, yet consistently yields good sized quantities of uniform and sturdy vesicles. Prior NIST/UM microfluidic liposome-generating devices were two-dimensional designs incorporating tiny stations etched right into a silicon wafer with the same techniques used to make integrated circuits. Phospholipid molecules dissolved in isopropyl alcoholic beverages were fed with a central inlet channel right into a ‘mixer’ channel and concentrated into a fluid plane by a water-based solution added through two part channels.The allergen challenges were performed with the use of an APS Pro nebulizer , as described previously, 17 and the methacholine and saline issues were performed as recommended. On each problem day time, FEV1 was measured at 20, 30, 45, and 60 minutes and thereafter at 30-minute intervals until 10 hours after completion of the task procedures. To be able to accurately measure the natural history of the airway response to the difficulties over this time period, no bronchodilator medication was presented with. Spirometry, skin-prick assessment, and fiberoptic bronchoscopy were performed as standard assessments and relative to established guidelines.19 All bronchoscopic examinations had been performed without complications.