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Two-step numerical approach to predict ferrofluid droplet generation and manipulation inside multilaminar flow chambers (2019)
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Gómez-Pastora, J., Amiri Roodan, V., Karampelas, I. H., Alorabi, A. Q., Tarn, M. D., Iles, A., …Ortiz, I. (2019). Two-step numerical approach to predict ferrofluid droplet generation and manipulation inside multilaminar flow chambers. Journal of physical chemistry. C, 123(15), 10065-10080. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01393

Copyright © 2019 American Chemical Society. In this study, a computational fluid dynamics approach is implemented to investigate the dynamic behavior of continuous-flow droplet microfluidics. The developed approach predicts both droplet generation an... Read More about Two-step numerical approach to predict ferrofluid droplet generation and manipulation inside multilaminar flow chambers.

Microcapsules as assay compartments formed through layer-by-layer deposition (2018)
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Alorabi, A. Q., Tarn, M. D., Thomas, M., Paunov, V. N., & Pamme, N. (2018). Microcapsules as assay compartments formed through layer-by-layer deposition. Analytical Methods, 10(44), 5335-5340. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8ay02012d

We investigate the potential of using microcapsules, generated through layer-by-layer assembly, as reaction compartments for bioassays. A streptavidin-biotin and an esterase-fluorescein diacetate (FDA) assay were employed for proof-of-concept. Strept... Read More about Microcapsules as assay compartments formed through layer-by-layer deposition.

Plastic scintillator-based microfluidic devices for miniaturized detection of Positron Emission Tomography radiopharmaceuticals (2018)
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Tarn, M. D., Kızılyer, N. Y., Esfahani, M. M. N., Joshi, P., Brown, N. J., Pamme, N., …Archibald, S. J. (2018). Plastic scintillator-based microfluidic devices for miniaturized detection of Positron Emission Tomography radiopharmaceuticals. Chemistry : a European journal, 24(52), 13749-13753. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201802395

A miniaturized radio-HPLC detector has been developed comprising a microfluidic device fabricated from plastic scintillator in combination with a silicon photomultiplier light sensor, and tested with samples containing a positron-emitting radionuclid... Read More about Plastic scintillator-based microfluidic devices for miniaturized detection of Positron Emission Tomography radiopharmaceuticals.

Fabrication of tailorable pH responsive cationic amphiphilic microgels on a microfluidic device for drug release (2017)
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Lu, B., Tarn, M. D., Pamme, N., & Georgiou, T. K. (2018). Fabrication of tailorable pH responsive cationic amphiphilic microgels on a microfluidic device for drug release. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 56(1), 59-66. https://doi.org/10.1002/pola.28860

Cationic, amphiphilic microgels of differing compositions based on hydrophilic, pH, and thermoresponsive 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA) and hydrophobic, nonionic n-butyl acrylate (BuA) are synthesized using a lab-on-a-chip device. Hydro... Read More about Fabrication of tailorable pH responsive cationic amphiphilic microgels on a microfluidic device for drug release.

On-chip polyelectrolyte coating onto magnetic droplets – towards continuous flow assembly of drug delivery capsules (2017)
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Alorabi, A. Q., Tarn, M. D., Gómez-Pastora, J., Bringas, E., Ortiz, I., Paunov, V. N., & Pamme, N. (2017). On-chip polyelectrolyte coating onto magnetic droplets – towards continuous flow assembly of drug delivery capsules. Lab on a chip, 17(22), 3785-3795. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7lc00918f

Polyelectrolyte (PE) microcapsules for drug delivery are typically fabricated via layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition of PE layers of alternating charge on sacrificial template microparticles, which usually requires multiple incubation and washing steps... Read More about On-chip polyelectrolyte coating onto magnetic droplets – towards continuous flow assembly of drug delivery capsules.

A microfluidic device for rapid screening of E. coli O157:H7 based on IFAST and ATP bioluminescence assay for water analysis (2017)
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Ngamsom, B., Truyts, A., Fourie, L., Kumar, S., Tarn, M. D., Iles, A., …Pamme, N. (2017). A microfluidic device for rapid screening of E. coli O157:H7 based on IFAST and ATP bioluminescence assay for water analysis. Chemistry : a European journal, 23(52), 12754-12757. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201703487

© 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim We present a simple microfluidic system for rapid screening of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 employing the specificity of immunomagnetic separation (IMS) via immiscible filtration assisted by s... Read More about A microfluidic device for rapid screening of E. coli O157:H7 based on IFAST and ATP bioluminescence assay for water analysis.

Sample introduction interface for on-chip nucleic acid-based analysis of Helicobacter pylori from stool samples (2016)
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Esfahani, M. M. N., Shaw, K. J., Esfahani, M. M., Kemp, C., Tarn, M. D., Melling, L., …Mosley, O. (2016). Sample introduction interface for on-chip nucleic acid-based analysis of Helicobacter pylori from stool samples. Lab on a chip, 16(11), 2108-2115. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6lc00228e

Despite recent advances in microfluidic-based integrated diagnostic systems, the sample introduction interface, especially with regards to large volume samples, has often been neglected. We present a sample introduction interface that allows direct o... Read More about Sample introduction interface for on-chip nucleic acid-based analysis of Helicobacter pylori from stool samples.

Magnetic particle plug-based assays for biomarker analysis (2016)
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Phurimsak, C., Tarn, M. D., & Pamme, N. (2016). Magnetic particle plug-based assays for biomarker analysis. Micromachines, 7(5), 77. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi7050077

Conventional immunoassays offer selective and quantitative detection of a number of biomarkers, but are laborious and time-consuming. Magnetic particle-based assays allow easy and rapid selection of analytes, but still suffer from the requirement of... Read More about Magnetic particle plug-based assays for biomarker analysis.

Development of radiodetection systems towards miniaturised quality control of PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals (2016)
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Taggart, M. P., Tarn, M. D., Esfahani, M. M. N., Schofield, D. M., Brown, N. J., Archibald, S. J., …Thompson, L. F. (2016). Development of radiodetection systems towards miniaturised quality control of PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals. Lab on a chip, 16(9), 1605-1616 . https://doi.org/10.1039/c6lc00099a

The ability to detect radiation in microfluidic devices is important for the on-chip analysis of radiopharmaceuticals, but previously reported systems have largely suffered from various limitations including cost, complexity of fabrication, and insuf... Read More about Development of radiodetection systems towards miniaturised quality control of PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals.

Positron detection in silica monoliths for miniaturised quality control of PET radiotracers (2016)
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Tarn, M. D., Maneuski, D., Alexander, R., Brown, N. J., O’Shea, V., Pimlott, S. L., …Archibald, S. J. (2016). Positron detection in silica monoliths for miniaturised quality control of PET radiotracers. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 52(45), 7221-7224. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6cc00660d

We demonstrate the use of the miniaturised Medipix positron sensor for detection of the clinical PET radiotracer, [⁶⁸Ga]gallium-citrate, on a silica-based monolith, towards microfluidic quality control. The system achieved a far superior signal-to-no... Read More about Positron detection in silica monoliths for miniaturised quality control of PET radiotracers.

Lab-on-a-chip workshop activities for secondary school students (2016)
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Esfahani, M. M. N., Tarn, M. D., Choudhury, T. A., Hewitt, L. C., Mayo, A. J., Rubin, T. A., …Pamme, N. (2016). Lab-on-a-chip workshop activities for secondary school students. Biomicrofluidics, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4940884

The ability to engage and inspire younger generations in novel areas of science is important for bringing new researchers into a burgeoning field, such as lab-on-a-chip. We recently held a lab-on-a-chip workshop for secondary school students, for whi... Read More about Lab-on-a-chip workshop activities for secondary school students.

Microfluidically fabricated pH-responsive anionic amphiphilic microgels for drug release (2015)
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Lu, B., Tarn, M. D., Pamme, N., & Georgiou, T. K. (2016). Microfluidically fabricated pH-responsive anionic amphiphilic microgels for drug release. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, 4(18), 3086-3093. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5tb02378e

© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Amphiphilic microgels of different composition based on the hydrophilic, pH-responsive acrylic acid (AA) and the hydrophobic, non-ionic n-butyl acrylate (BuA) were synthesised using a lab-on-a-chip device. Hydro... Read More about Microfluidically fabricated pH-responsive anionic amphiphilic microgels for drug release.

Diamagnetic repulsion of particles for multilaminar flow assays (2015)
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Tarn, M. D., Elders, L. T., Peyman, S. A., & Pamme, N. (2015). Diamagnetic repulsion of particles for multilaminar flow assays. RSC advances, 5(126), 103776-103781. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ra21867e

© The Royal Society of Chemistry. We demonstrate diamagnetic repulsion forces for performing continuous multilaminar flow assays on particles based on their intrinsic properties and with a simple setup. The platform could be applied to sandwich assay... Read More about Diamagnetic repulsion of particles for multilaminar flow assays.

Tailoring pH-responsive acrylic acid microgels with hydrophobic crosslinks for drug release (2015)
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Lu, B., Tarn, M. D., Pamme, N., & Georgiou, T. K. (2015). Tailoring pH-responsive acrylic acid microgels with hydrophobic crosslinks for drug release. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3(22), 4524-4529. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5tb00222b

Amphiphilic microgels based on the hydrophilic acrylic acid (AA) and hydrophobic crosslinks of different compositions were synthesised using a lab-on-a-chip device. The microgels were formed by polymerising hydrophobic droplets. The droplets were gen... Read More about Tailoring pH-responsive acrylic acid microgels with hydrophobic crosslinks for drug release.

On-chip determination of C-reactive protein using magnetic particles in continuous flow (2014)
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Phurimsak, C., Tarn, M. D., Peyman, S. A., Greenman, J., & Pamme, N. (2014). On-chip determination of C-reactive protein using magnetic particles in continuous flow. Analytical chemistry, 86(21), 10552-10559. https://doi.org/10.1021/ac5023265

We demonstrate the application of a multilaminar flow platform, in which functionalized magnetic particles are deflected through alternating laminar flow streams of reagents and washing solutions via an external magnet, for the rapid detection of the... Read More about On-chip determination of C-reactive protein using magnetic particles in continuous flow.

Phaseguide assisted liquid lamination for magnetic particle-based assays (2014)
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Phurimsak, C., Yildirim, E., Tarn, M. D., Trietsch, S. J., Hankemeier, T., Pamme, N., & Vulto, P. (2014). Phaseguide assisted liquid lamination for magnetic particle-based assays. Lab on a chip, 14(13), 2334-2343. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4lc00139g

We have developed a magnetic particle-based assay platform in which functionalised magnetic particles are transferred sequentially through laminated volumes of reagents and washing buffers. Lamination of aqueous liquids is achieved via the use of pha... Read More about Phaseguide assisted liquid lamination for magnetic particle-based assays.

Radiochemistry on chip: towards dose-on-demand synthesis of PET radiopharmaceuticals (2013)
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Arima, V., Pascali, G., Lade, O., Kretschmer, H. R., Bernsdorf, I., Hammond, V., …Rinaldi, R. (2013). Radiochemistry on chip: towards dose-on-demand synthesis of PET radiopharmaceuticals. Lab on a chip, 13(12), 2328-2336. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3lc00055a

We have developed an integrated microfluidic platform for producing 2-[¹⁸F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (¹⁸F-FDG) in continuous flow from a single bolus of radioactive isotope solution, with constant product yields achieved throughout the operation that... Read More about Radiochemistry on chip: towards dose-on-demand synthesis of PET radiopharmaceuticals.

Microfluidic platforms for performing surface-based clinical assays (2011)
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Tarn, M. D., & Pamme, N. (2011). Microfluidic platforms for performing surface-based clinical assays. Expert review of molecular diagnostics, 11(7), 711-720. https://doi.org/10.1586/ERM.11.59

The need for fast, specific and portable diagnostic systems for clinical assays has, in recent years, led to an explosion of research into microfluidic chip-based immunoassays towards rapid point-of-care analysis. Such devices exploit small dimension... Read More about Microfluidic platforms for performing surface-based clinical assays.

Flow focussing of particles and cells based on their intrinsic properties using a simple diamagnetic repulsion setup (2011)
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Rodríguez-Villarreal, A. I., Tarn, M. D., Madden, L. A., Lutz, J. B., Greenman, J., Samitier, J., & Pamme, N. (2011). Flow focussing of particles and cells based on their intrinsic properties using a simple diamagnetic repulsion setup. Lab on a chip, 11(7), 1240-1248. https://doi.org/10.1039/c0lc00464b

The continuous flow focussing and manipulation of particles and cells are important factors in microfluidic applications for performing accurate and reproducible procedures downstream. Many particle focussing methods require complex setups or channel... Read More about Flow focussing of particles and cells based on their intrinsic properties using a simple diamagnetic repulsion setup.

The importance of particle type selection and temperature control for on-chip free-flow magnetophoresis (2009)
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Tarn, M. D., Peyman, S. A., Robert, D., Iles, A., Wilhelm, C., & Pamme, N. (2009). The importance of particle type selection and temperature control for on-chip free-flow magnetophoresis. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 321(24), 4115-4122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2009.08.016

Free-flow magnetophoresis is becoming a popular technique for the separation and manipulation of magnetic particles and materials in microsystems. A wide variety of magnetic particles are commercially available that differ greatly in size and in magn... Read More about The importance of particle type selection and temperature control for on-chip free-flow magnetophoresis.


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