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FISH and chips: a review of microfluidic platforms for FISH analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Rodriguez-Mateos, P., Azevedo, N. F., Almeida, C., & Pamme, N. (in press). FISH and chips: a review of microfluidic platforms for FISH analysis. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00430-019-00654-1

Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) allows visualization of specific nucleic acid sequences within an intact cell or a tissue section. It is based on molecular recognition between a fluorescently labeled probe that penetrates the cell membrane... Read More about FISH and chips: a review of microfluidic platforms for FISH analysis.

Rapid Detection of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) from artificial urine samples based on IFAST and ATP Bioluminescence Assay: from development to practical challenges during protocol testing in Kenya (2019)
Journal Article
Wandera, E. A., Ngamsom, B., Wandera, E. . . A., Iles, A., Kimani, R., Muregi, F., …Pamme, N. (2019). Rapid Detection of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) from artificial urine samples based on IFAST and ATP Bioluminescence Assay: from development to practical challenges during protocol testing in Kenya. Analyst, 144(23), 6889-6897. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9an01808e

© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2019. We report the rapid detection (20 min) of Streptococcus agalactiae, Group B Streptococcus (GBS) employing on-chip magnetic isolation of GBS based on immiscible filtration assisted by surface tension (IFAST), fol... Read More about Rapid Detection of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) from artificial urine samples based on IFAST and ATP Bioluminescence Assay: from development to practical challenges during protocol testing in Kenya.

A feasibility study of a leaky waveguide aptasensor for thrombin (2019)
Journal Article
Alamrani, N. A., Greenway, G. M., Pamme, N., Goddard, N. J., & Gupta, R. (2019). A feasibility study of a leaky waveguide aptasensor for thrombin. Analyst, 144(20), 6048-6054. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9an01421g

This proof-of-principle study demonstrates the feasibility of a leaky waveguide (LW) aptasensor, where aptamers were immobilised in a mesoporous chitosan waveguiding film for the detection of thrombin. This work has demonstrated that aptamers immobil... Read More about A feasibility study of a leaky waveguide aptasensor for thrombin.

“Learning on a chip:” Microfluidics for formal and informal science education (2019)
Journal Article
Rackus, D. G., Riedel-Kruse, I. H., & Pamme, N. (2019). “Learning on a chip:” Microfluidics for formal and informal science education. Biomicrofluidics, 13(4), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5096030

© 2019 Author(s). Microfluidics is a technique for the handling of small volumes of liquids on the order of picoliters to nanoliters and has impact for miniaturized biomedical science and fundamental research. Because of its multi- and interdisciplin... Read More about “Learning on a chip:” Microfluidics for formal and informal science education.

A method for determining average iron content of ferritin by measuring its optical dispersion (2019)
Journal Article
Gupta, R., Alamrani, N. A., Greenway, G. M., Pamme, N., & Goddard, N. J. (2019). A method for determining average iron content of ferritin by measuring its optical dispersion. Analytical chemistry, 91(11), 7366-7372. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.9b01231

© 2019 American Chemical Society. We report a method where the refractive index increments of an iron storage protein, ferritin, and apoferritin (ferritin minus iron) were measured over the wavelength range of 450-678 nm to determine the average iron... Read More about A method for determining average iron content of ferritin by measuring its optical dispersion.

Two-step numerical approach to predict ferrofluid droplet generation and manipulation inside multilaminar flow chambers (2019)
Journal Article
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.

Stereolithographic 3D printing of extrinsically self-healing composites (2019)
Journal Article
Sanders, P., Young, A. J., Qin, Y., Fancey, K. S., Reithofer, M. R., Guillet-Nicolas, R., …Chin, J. M. (2019). Stereolithographic 3D printing of extrinsically self-healing composites. Scientific reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36828-9

We demonstrate for the first time the direct stereolithographic 3D printing of an extrinsically self-healing composite, comprised of commercial photocurable resin modified with anisole and PMMA-filled microcapsules. The composites demonstrate solvent... Read More about Stereolithographic 3D printing of extrinsically self-healing composites.

A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects (2019)
Journal Article
Ghobaei Namhil, Z., Kemp, C., Verrelli, E., Iles, A., Pamme, N., Adawi, A. M., & Kemp, N. (2019). A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 21(2), 681-691. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cp05510f

A significant impediment to the use of impedance spectroscopy in bio-sensing is the electrode polarization effect that arises from the movement of free ions to the electrode-solution interface, forming an electrical double layer (EDL). The EDL screen... Read More about A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects.

Microcapsules as assay compartments formed through layer-by-layer deposition (2018)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.

CFD analysis and experimental validation of magnetic droplet generation and deflection across multilaminar flow streams (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Gómez-Pastora, J., Karampelas, I. H., Alorabi, A. Q., Tarn, M. D., Bringas, E., Iles, A., …Ortiz, I. (2018). CFD analysis and experimental validation of magnetic droplet generation and deflection across multilaminar flow streams. In Biotech, biomaterials and biomedical: TechConnect briefs 2018, 182-185

© 2018 OOSV. All rights reserved. The use of droplet-based microfluidic systems has increased in the last decade due to the advantages these systems present such as compatibility with many chemical and biological reagents, capability of performing a... Read More about CFD analysis and experimental validation of magnetic droplet generation and deflection across multilaminar flow streams.

Fabrication of tailorable pH responsive cationic amphiphilic microgels on a microfluidic device for drug release (2017)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.

Multiplex sorting of foodborne pathogens by on-chip free-flow magnetophoresis (2016)
Journal Article
Ngamsom, B., Esfahani, M. M., Phurimsak, C., Lopez-Martinez, M. J., Raymond, J., Broyer, P., …Pamme, N. (2016). Multiplex sorting of foodborne pathogens by on-chip free-flow magnetophoresis. Analytica Chimica Acta, 918, 69-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2016.03.014

This study reports multiplex sorting of Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli 0157, from broth cultures and from pathogen-spiked skinned chicken breast enrichment broths by employing microfluidic free-flow magnetophoresis. Magnetic beads of dif... Read More about Multiplex sorting of foodborne pathogens by on-chip free-flow magnetophoresis.

Positron detection in silica monoliths for miniaturised quality control of PET radiotracers (2016)
Journal Article
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.

On-chip acoustophoretic isolation of microflora including S. typhimurium from raw chicken, beef and blood samples (2016)
Journal Article
Ngamsom, B., Lopez-Martinez, M. J., Raymond, J., Broyer, P., Patel, P., & Pamme, N. (2016). On-chip acoustophoretic isolation of microflora including S. typhimurium from raw chicken, beef and blood samples. Journal of microbiological methods, 123, 79-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2016.01.016

Pathogen analysis in food samples routinely involves lengthy growth-based pre-enrichment and selective enrichment of food matrices to increase the ratio of pathogen to background flora. Similarly, for blood culture analysis, pathogens must be isolate... Read More about On-chip acoustophoretic isolation of microflora including S. typhimurium from raw chicken, beef and blood samples.