|DC microelectrode array for cell investigation|
Marisa Rio1 , Sharanya Bola2, Salvatore Girardo3, Richard H. Funk2, Gerald Gerlach1
In order to mimic the endogenous dc electric field that cells experience in vivo, a microelectrode array was designed. Preliminary tests showed biocompatibility and promise to render further understanding of the cellular interaction with DC electric fields.
|A multi-resonances valveless micropump with high fluid transportation efficiency|
Ming-Che Hsieh, Min-Fan Huang, and An-Bang Wang
A multi-resonances valveless micropump equipping with inlet/outlet elastic chambers of intendedly-designed stiffness was successfully realized to solve the low efficiency problem. Besides, a theoretical model based on Hydraulic-electrical-Analogy was also proposed to precisely predict its characteristics of dynamic behavior.
|Dry-mass sensing for microfluidics|
T. Müller, D. A. White, and T. P. J. Knowles
The dry mass of analyte from microchannels is measured by means of spray-drying on an electromechanical sensor with nanogram sensitivity.
|A Microfluidic Device for Detection of Water Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing|
Leslie J. Loh, Gayan C. Bandara, Christopher A. Heist and Vincent T. Remcho
A paper-based microfluidic device was designed and optimized for the colorimetric detection of bromide in water. This work was developed in response to the waste management challenges and pollution risks of hydraulic fracturing wastewater. This device is suitable for distribution as a field test as it is portable, easy to use, inexpensive and can be packaged to extend shelf life.
|Targeting Cancer Stem Cell-Related miRNAs for Prostate Cancer Therapy|
ANSHIKA NIKITA SINGH, MEGHNA BARUAH, NEETI SHARMA
The poster focuses on the pivotal function of miRNAs in tumorigenesis by regulation of self renewal and apoptosis via cancer stem cell signalling pathways with special focus on their regulation of Epithelial to Mesenchymal transition in metastatic prostate cancer.
|Identification of microRNA targets using microRNA modulation techniques and gene expression arrays|
Emily M. Anderson, Maren Mayer, Kevin Sullivan, Barbara Robertson, Žaklina Strezoska, Annaleen Vermeulen, and Devin Leake
By examining the overlap of messages down-regulated by miRNA mimics and up-regulated by miRNA inhibitors, we robustly identify miRNA-regulated messages, many of which have canonical seed matches and some which are not identied by standard target prediction programs.
|Capillary Electrophoresis Coupled with Micro Free Flow Electrophoresis for High Speed Two Dimensional Separations of Biological Samples|
Alexander C. Johnson, Michael T. Bowser
We propose using micro free flow electrophoresis (µFFE) as a solution to the under sampling problem.
|Droplet-on-Demand Platform for Biochemical Screening & Drug Discovery|
L.D. van Vliet1*, F. Gielen1, A. Sinha2, B.T. Koprowski3, J.B. Edel4, X.Niu5, A.J. deMello3, F. Hollfelder1, & J. Motschman2
To demonstrate droplet on demand applications towards study of biological entities encapsulated in nanoliter droplets. Interfacing a droplet on demand platform with microfluidic chips allows for merging and dilution of droplets. This feature is applied to encapsulate yeast cells (S. cerevisiae) and multicellular organisms (C. elegans).
|Long-term on-chip storage and release of liquid reagents for diagnostic lab-on-a-chip applications|
Daniel Czurratis*, Yvonne Beyl*, Sven Zinober*, Franz Lärmer*, Roland Zengerle**
We present a concept which enables on-chip storage of liquid reagents at room temperature and allows an easy implementation into pressure driven LoC devices.