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On-chip electrochemical detection of glucose towards the miniaturised quality control of carbohydrate-based radiotracers (2020)
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Patinglag, L., Esfahani, M. M. N., Ragunathan, K., He, P., Brown, N. J., Archibald, S. J., …Tarn, M. D. (2020). On-chip electrochemical detection of glucose towards the miniaturised quality control of carbohydrate-based radiotracers. Analyst, 145(14), 4920-4930. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9an01881f

The miniaturisation of positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer production is facilitating a move towards a dose-on-demand strategy that would enable a stratified approach to patient diagnostics, but while the on-chip synthesis steps have been... Read More about On-chip electrochemical detection of glucose towards the miniaturised quality control of carbohydrate-based radiotracers.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.