|Pharmacological Responses in Cultured Human iPSC-Derived Cortical Neurons Using Multi-Electrode Array |
Aoi Odawara (1,2), Hiroki Katoh (1), Naoki Matsuda (1), Karolina Szczesna (3), Yichen Shi (3), Ryan Arant (4), Hideyasu Jiko (4), Ikuro Suzuki (1)
The functional network of human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived neurons is a potentially powerful in vitro model for evaluating disease mechanisms and drug responses. However, the culture time required for the full functional maturation of individual neurons and networks is uncertain. We investigated the development of spontaneous electrophysiological activity and pharmacological responses for over 1 year in culture using multi-electrode arrays (MEAs).
|Clinical Applications of “Liquid biopsy” in the Colorectal Cancer Treatmen|
Koichi Suzuki, Yuji Takayama, Kosuke Ichida, Taro Fukui, Nao Kakizawa, Fumiaki Watanabe, Fumi Hasegawa, Rina Kikugawa, Shingo Tsujinaka, Yasuyuki Miyakura, Toshiki Rikiyama
Liquid biopsy provides a circulating biomarker not only for treatment response but decision making of a sequential strategy.
|Targeting Acute Pancreatitis by Small Molecule Inhibitors of Cyclophilin D|
M. Awais, E. Shore, R. Gibson, N. Kershaw, D. Latawiec, S. Pandalaneni, M.A. Javed, L. Wen, D.N. Criddle, N. Berry, L-Y. Lian, P. O’Neill, R. Sutton
Cyclophilin D (CypD) promotes opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore, a major contributor to acute pancreatitis. We are developing small molecule inhibitors of CypD as a possible treatment for AP and other conditions where the MPTP plays a role.
|Instrumental Investigations: A Laboratory Manual of Forensic Analytical Chemistry|
Robert Q. Thompson
A laboratory manual for undergraduate analytical and forensic chemistry courses
|The Pathogen Box: A Catalyst for Neglected Disease Drug Discovery|
Benoît Laleu*, Thomas Spangenberg, Wesley Van Voorhis, Angelique Doy, Dylan Pillai, Andreas Verras, Joie Garfunkle, Jeremy Burrows, Timothy Wells, Paul Willis
Modelled after the Malaria Box, the Pathogen Box contains ~400 diverse drug-like molecules active against neglected diseases of interest such as Chagas disease, cryptosporidiosis, hookworm, sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis, malaria, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, trichuriasis, tuberculosis.
|Rapid electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for protein detection in Lab-on-a-Chip devices|
T. Pardy(a); N. Sleptsuk(a); M. Min(a); J. Ojarand(a); T. Lakspere(a,b); K. Palm(b)
We present results in rapid solution impedance spectroscopy to detect protein interactions (antibody-antigen) in human serum. Two different serum-antibody mixtures are measured in cuvettes, interfaced with screen-printed electrodes to determine whether the experimental setup can detect differences in composition.
|Finite element modelling for the optimization of temperature control in Lab-on-a-Chip devices|
T. Pardy(a,b); T. Rang(a); I. Tulp(b)
The presented finite element model aims to help in the development of Lab-on-a-Chip devices which require temperature control. The model simulates the thermal system in such devices to enable in silico validation of designs and geometry optimization, and aims to be a versatile tool supporting multiple temperature control methods.
|Development of an Integrated Paper-based Molecular Diagnostic Platform|
Manoharanehru Branavan, Wamadeva Balachandran
The poster describes a modular development of a paper-based molecular diagnostic device and the latest results obtained from a proof-of-concept device.
|Advanced Microfluidic Mixing Device for the Study of Macromolecule Dynamics|
Shubha Jain, F. Azam, Dr. H. N. Unni
We have developed and characterized a micro-fluidic mixer to study the macro-molecule dynamics such as kinetics of protein folding, DNA sequencing, single molecule study and detection etc. on a micro-second timescale. Numerical simulation has been performed to analyse the study of mixing performance of micro-fluidics channel.
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