"The future of advanced medicine may very well depend on our collective understanding of nano-scale biological systems. Certain embedded nanotechnology and medicine delivery mechanisms could rely heavily on our knowledge of cell membranes. Unfortunately, it is challenging to conduct thorough research on the membranes of live cells due to the fact that not all variables of living systems can be controlled. For this reason, biomimetic membrane research is an important field of study for scientists to explore. Biomimetic (as in, mimicking biology) membranes are a synthetic recreation of biologically occurring membranes, with very similar properties."