Corning of Corning, NY, has received US Patent No. 7,678,539, "Arrays of biological membranes and methods and use thereof." The patent claims an array that includes biological membrane microspots associated with a surface of a substrate that can be produced, used, and stored in an environment exposed to air under ambient or controlled humidities. According to the patent, the biological membrane microspots compose a membrane-bound protein. Preferably, a G-protein coupled receptor, an ion channel, a receptor serine/threonine kinase, or a receptor tyrosine kinase.