|Low-cost “Plug & Play” On-Chip Valve and Pump for Thermoplastic Microfluidics|
Mousavi Shaegh Seyed Ali, Wang Zhenfeng, Toh Guek Geok, Soh Yong Chear
Scientists have developed a novel on-chip valving solution for thermoplastic microfluidic devices, which is reliable, easy to implement, and has low-cost fabrication.
|A novel DNA amplification method based on silicon microring resonator for rapid detection of genetic alteration in the point-of care (POC) field of cancers|
Nucleic acid testing plays a critical role in molecular diagnosis[1-2]. Due to the low amounts of DNA obtained in clinical samples, the amplification of DNA is an essential step in most NAT methods .
|Rapid Concentration of Particles in Microfluidics using AC Electrothermal Effect with Laser Illumination|
In this study, the formation of a toroidal microvortex by AC electrothermal (ACET) effect was numerically visualized using COMSOL v4.2a multiphysics software. AC voltage was applied to the two parallel electrodes in a microchannel to generate temperature gradient in the fluids.
|Microfluidic analysis of amino acids using aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase coupled with spectrophotometric detection|
Analyses of free amino acids in biological fluids?—?such as urine and plasma?—?can be useful in determining disease status in clinical diagnoses . In the food industry, unique changes in amino acid concentrations are useful markers of freshness, nutrition, and taste.
|Integrating compound storage into automated laboratory workflows |
James Craven, Simon Tullett
This poster discusses the benefits of comPOUND for automated sample storage and delivery. TTP Labtech’s pneumatic transport technology, lab2lab, integrates these stores with other instrumentation into managed, fully automated workflows, allowing the scientist to focus on research and data analysis.
|Microfluidic Sample Extraction Device with an Integrated Pressure Measurement|
J. Varfolomeeva, C. Müller, L. Riegger, H. Reinecke
Bioanalytical applications, like the monitoring of metabolic processes, often require a continuous sample extraction. In this work we describe a microfluidic device which is able to subsequently extract samples in microliter range out of a continuous sample stream and provides an optional integrated channel for the measurement of the fluid pressure.
|A mix-and-read cell-based assay for antibody screening against Epithelial Growth Factor Receptor |
Wayne P Bowen, David Onley, Paul Wylie, Diana Caracino and Tristan Cope
Here we present a sensitive robust, mix-and-read method for the screening of antibodies against cell surface proteins. With its simple operation, no-wash format, and high sensitivity, this new method is well-suited for high throughput antibody screening.
|Low cost, low footprint, expandable automated biobanking solutions |
James Craven, Chris Morris, Maud Godfrey, Danielle Miller
This case study describes how TTP Labtech’s comPOUND storage modules have been employed by Abcam, a worldwide supplier of antibodies. Here, the turnaround time of sample placement and retrieval is an essential component for high quality service to its customers.
|Development of an Automated Platform for HT Cloning and Expression|
Stefano Bonacci; Sara Iozzi; Scilla Buccato; Manuele Martinelli; John Telford; Domenico Maione; Roberto Petracca
Biomolecular protocols covering the whole cloning process were implemented in liquid handler robots. When compared to the manual approach, it was found that automation significantly speeds up HT cloning.