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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.

Monolith-based68Ga processing: A new strategy for purification to facilitate direct radiolabelling methods (2016)
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He, P., Burke, B. P., Clemente, G. S., Brown, N., Pamme, N., & Archibald, S. J. (2016). Monolith-based68Ga processing: A new strategy for purification to facilitate direct radiolabelling methods. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, 1(4), 361-365. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6re00081a

The post-processing of68Ga generator eluate by means of a novel high capacity cation-exchange silica monolith column has been validated in this work. Quantitative release of a purified68Ga solution in high concentration can be achieved using weak aci... Read More about Monolith-based68Ga processing: A new strategy for purification to facilitate direct radiolabelling methods.

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.

Integrated microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems for F-18 radiotracer synthesis, purification and quality control (2015)
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Archibald, S., Pamme, N., Brown, N., & Tarn, M. (2015). Integrated microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems for F-18 radiotracer synthesis, purification and quality control. Journal of nuclear medicine, 56(Supplement 3), Article 167

Objectives Dose-on-demand radiotracer production, whereby a single dose is generated using a compact synthesis unit with radioisotope from a mini-cyclotron or external supply is an interesting prospect for widening the availabilty of radiotracers. We... Read More about Integrated microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems for F-18 radiotracer synthesis, purification and quality control.

Advances in processes for PET radiotracer synthesis: Separation of [18F]fluoride from enriched [18O]water (2014)
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He, P., Haswell, S. J., Pamme, N., & Archibald, S. J. (2014). Advances in processes for PET radiotracer synthesis: Separation of [18F]fluoride from enriched [18O]water. Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation, and methods for use in agriculture, industry, and medicine, 91, 64-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2014.04.021

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a powerful scientific and clinical tool for the study and visualization of human physiology that can provide important information about metabolism and diseases such as cancer. At present, [ 18 F]fluorodeoxygluco... Read More about Advances in processes for PET radiotracer synthesis: Separation of [18F]fluoride from enriched [18O]water.