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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546915/label-free-and-regenerative-electrochemical-microfluidic-biosensors-for-continual-monitoring-of-cell-secretomes
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Su Ryon Shin, Tugba Kilic, Yu Shrike Zhang, Huseyin Avci, Ning Hu, Duckjin Kim, Cristina Branco, Julio Aleman, Solange Massa, Antonia Silvestri, Jian Kang, Anna Desalvo, Mohammed Abdullah Hussaini, Su-Kyoung Chae, Alessandro Polini, Nupura Bhise, Mohammad Asif Hussain, HeaYeon Lee, Mehmet R Dokmeci, Ali Khademhosseini
Development of an efficient sensing platform capable of continual monitoring of biomarkers is needed to assess the functionality of the in vitro organoids and to evaluate their biological responses toward pharmaceutical compounds or chemical species over extended periods of time. Here, a novel label-free microfluidic electrochemical (EC) biosensor with a unique built-in on-chip regeneration capability for continual measurement of cell-secreted soluble biomarkers from an organoid culture in a fully automated manner without attenuating the sensor sensitivity is reported...
May 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544598/from-extended-nano-fluidics-to-an-autonomous-solar-light-driven-micro-fuel-cell-device
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Yuriy Pihosh, Jin Uemura, Ivan Turkevych, Kazuma Mawatari, Yutaka Kazoe, Adelina Smirnova, Takehiko Kitamori
Autonomous micro/nano mechanical, chemical and biomedical sensors require persistent power sources scaled to their size. Realization of autonomous micro-power sources is a challenging task, as it requires combination of wireless energy supply, conversion, storage and delivery to the sensor. In this work, we realized solar light driven power source that consists of a micro fuel cell (μFC) and a photocatalytic micro fuel generator (μFG) integrated on a single microfluidic chip. The μFG produces hydrogen by photocatalytic water splitting under solar light...
May 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542705/a-pump-free-microfluidic-3d-perfusion-platform-for-the-efficient-differentiation-of-human-hepatocyte-like-cells
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Louis Jun Ye Ong, Lor Huai Chong, Lin Jin, Pawan Kumar Singh, Poh Seng Lee, Hanry Yu, Abhishek Ananthanarayanan, Hwa Liang Leo, Yi-Chin Toh
The practical application of microfluidic liver models for in vitro drug testing is partly hampered by their reliance on human primary hepatocytes, which are limited in number and have batch-to-batch variation. Human stem cell-derived hepatocytes offer an attractive alternative cell source, although their 3D differentiation and maturation in a microfluidic platform have not yet been demonstrated. We develop a pump-free microfluidic 3D perfusion platform to achieve long-term and efficient differentiation of human liver progenitor cells into hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs)...
May 20, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540469/a-3d-microfluidic-perfusion-system-made-from-glass-for-multiparametric-analysis-of-stimulus-secretioncoupling-in-pancreatic-islets
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Torben Schulze, Kai Mattern, Eike Früh, Lars Hecht, Ingo Rustenbeck, Andreas Dietzel
Microfluidic perfusion systems (MPS) are well suited to perform multiparametric measurements with small amounts of tissue to function as an Organ on Chip device (OOC). Such microphysiolgical characterization is particularly valuable in research on the stimulus-secretion-coupling of pancreatic islets. Pancreatic islets are fully functional competent mini-organs, which serve as fuel sensors and transduce metabolic activity into rates of hormone secretion. To enable the simultaneous measurement of fluorescence and oxygen consumption we designed a microfluidic perfusion system from borosilicate glass by 3D femtosecond laser ablation...
September 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539046/a-facile-chip-based-array-monolithic-microextraction-system-online-coupled-with-icpms-for-fast-analysis-of-trace-heavy-metals-in-biological-samples
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Jing Zhang, Beibei Chen, Han Wang, Man He, Bin Hu
Trace heavy metals have great impact on biological system, therefore, it is essential to develop suitable analytical methods for the determination of trace heavy metals in biological samples to elucidate their biochemical and physiological functions in organisms. Herein, we presented a chip-based array monolithic microextraction system and combined it with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) for online analysis of trace Hg, Pb and Bi in real-world biological samples. Six ethylenediamine modified poly glycidyl methacrylate-co-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (poly (GMA-co-EDMA-NH2)) capillary monolithic columns were embedded parallelly in microchannels of a microfluidic chip for array monolithic microextraction...
May 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537383/emerging-droplet-microfluidics
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Luoran Shang, Yao Cheng, Yuanjin Zhao
Droplet microfluidics generates and manipulates discrete droplets through immiscible multiphase flows inside microchannels. Due to its remarkable advantages, droplet microfluidics bears significant value in an extremely wide range of area. In this review, we provide a comprehensive and in-depth insight into droplet microfluidics, covering fundamental research from microfluidic chip fabrication and droplet generation to the applications of droplets in bio(chemical) analysis and materials generation. The purpose of this review is to convey the fundamentals of droplet microfluidics, a critical analysis on its current status and challenges, and opinions on its future development...
May 24, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536890/progress-and-future-prospectives-in-skin-on-chip-development-with-emphasis-on-the-use-of-different-cell-types-and-technical-challenges
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Lenie J van den Broek, Lambert I J C Bergers, Christianne M A Reijnders, Susan Gibbs
Understanding the healthy and diseased state of skin is important in many areas of basic and applied research. Although the field of skin tissue engineering has advanced greatly over the last years, current in vitro skin models still do not mimic the complexity of the human skin. Skin-on-chip and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) might be key technologies to improve in vitro skin models. This review summarizes the state of the art of in vitro skin models with regard to cell sources (primary, cell line, iPSC) and microfluidic devices...
May 24, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534661/characterization-of-human-fetal-brain-endothelial-cells-reveals-barrier-properties-suitable-for-in%C3%A2-vitro-modeling-of-the-bbb-with-syngenic-co-cultures
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Allison M Andrews, Evan M Lutton, Lee A Cannella, Nancy Reichenbach, Roshanak Razmpour, Matthew J Seasock, Steven J Kaspin, Steven F Merkel, Dianne Langford, Yuri Persidsky, Servio H Ramirez
Endothelial cells (ECs) form the basis of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), a physical barrier that selectively restricts transport into the brain. In vitro models can provide significant insight into BBB physiology, mechanisms of human disease pathology, toxicology, and drug delivery. Given the limited availability of primary human adult brain microvascular ECs ( aBMVECs), human fetal tissue offers a plausible alternative source for multiple donors and the opportunity to build syngenic tri-cultures from the same host...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534612/sers-activated-platforms-for-immunoassay-probes-encoding-methods-and-applications
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Zhuyuan Wang, Shenfei Zong, Lei Wu, Dan Zhu, Yiping Cui
Owing to their excellent multiplexing ability, high sensitivity, and large dynamic range, immunoassays using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) as the readout signal have found prosperous applications in fields such as disease diagnosis, environmental surveillance, and food safety supervision. Various ever-increasing demands have promoted SERS-based immunoassays from the classical sandwich-type ones to those integrated with fascinating automatic platforms (e.g., test strips and microfluidic chips). As recent years have witnessed impressive progress in SERS immunoassays, we try to comprehensively cover SERS-based immunoassays from their basic working principles to specific applications...
May 23, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530287/microfluidic-self-assembly-of-folate-targeted-monomolecular-sirna-lipid-nanoparticles
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R Krzysztoń, B Salem, D J Lee, G Schwake, E Wagner, J O Rädler
Non-viral delivery of nucleic acids for therapies based on RNA interference requires a rational design and optimal self-assembly strategies. Nucleic acid particles need to be small, stable and functional in terms of selective cell uptake and controlled release of encapsulated nucleic acids. Here we report on small (∼38 nm) monomolecular nucleic acid/lipid particles (mNALPs) that contain single molecules of short double-stranded oligonucleotides covered by a tight, highly curved lipid bilayer. The particles consist of DOPE, DOTAP, DOPC and DSPE-PEG(2000) and are assembled with 21 bp double-stranded DNA or small interfering RNA by solvent exchange on a hydrodynamic-focusing microfluidic chip...
May 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529673/on-chip-two-photon-metabolic-imaging-for-drug-toxicity-testing
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Fang Yu, Shuangmu Zhuo, Yinghua Qu, Deepak Choudhury, Zhiping Wang, Ciprian Iliescu, Hanry Yu
We have developed a microfluidic system suitable to be incorporated with a metabolic imaging method to monitor the drug response of cells cultured on a chip. The cells were perfusion-cultured to mimic the blood flow in vivo. Label-free optical measurements and imaging of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleotide fluorescence intensity and morphological changes were evaluated non-invasively. Drug responses calculated using redox ratio imaging were compared with the drug toxicity testing results obtained with a traditional well-plate system...
May 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529672/on-chip-density-based-purification-of-liposomes
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Siddharth Deshpande, Anthony Birnie, Cees Dekker
Due to their cell membrane-mimicking properties, liposomes have served as a versatile research tool in science, from membrane biophysics and drug delivery systems to bottom-up synthetic cells. We recently reported a novel microfluidic method, Octanol-assisted Liposome Assembly (OLA), to form cell-sized, monodisperse, unilamellar liposomes with excellent encapsulation efficiency. Although OLA provides crucial advantages over alternative methods, it suffers from the presence of 1-octanol droplets, an inevitable by-product of the production process...
May 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529670/perspective-fabrication-of-integrated-organ-on-a-chip-via-bioprinting
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Qingzhen Yang, Qin Lian, Feng Xu
Organ-on-a-chip has emerged as a powerful platform with widespread applications in biomedical engineering, such as pathology studies and drug screening. However, the fabrication of organ-on-a-chip is still a challenging task due to its complexity. For an integrated organ-on-a-chip, it may contain four key elements, i.e., a microfluidic chip, live cells/microtissues that are cultured in this chip, components for stimulus loading to mature the microtissues, and sensors for results readout. Recently, bioprinting has been used for fabricating organ-on-a-chip as it enables the printing of multiple materials, including biocompatible materials and even live cells in a programmable manner with a high spatial resolution...
May 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525852/absolute-quantification-of-dna-methylation-using-microfluidic-chip-based-digital-pcr
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Zhenhua Wu, Yanan Bai, Zule Cheng, Fangming Liu, Ping Wang, Dawei Yang, Gang Li, Qinghui Jin, Hongju Mao, Jianlong Zhao
Hypermethylation of CpG islands in the promoter region of many tumor suppressor genes downregulates their expression and in a result promotes tumorigenesis. Therefore, detection of DNA methylation status is a convenient diagnostic tool for cancer detection. Here, we reported a novel method for the integrative detection of methylation by the microfluidic chip-based digital PCR. This method relies on methylation-sensitive restriction enzyme HpaII, which cleaves the unmethylated DNA strands while keeping the methylated ones intact...
May 12, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525851/a-fully-integrated-distance-readout-elisa-chip-for-point-of-care-testing-with-sample-in-answer-out-capability
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Dan Liu, Xingrui Li, Junkai Zhou, Shibo Liu, Tian Tian, Yanling Song, Zhi Zhu, Leiji Zhou, Tianhai Ji, Chaoyong Yang
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a popular laboratory technique for detection of disease-specific protein biomarkers with high specificity and sensitivity. However, ELISA requires labor-intensive and time-consuming procedures with skilled operators and spectroscopic instrumentation. Simplification of the procedures and miniaturization of the devices are crucial for ELISA-based point-of-care (POC) testing in resource-limited settings. Here, we present a fully integrated, instrument-free, low-cost and portable POC platform which integrates the process of ELISA and the distance readout into a single microfluidic chip...
May 4, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520400/femtomole-scale-high-throughput-screening-of-protein-ligands-with-droplet-based-thermal-shift-assay
#16
Wen-Wen Liu, Ying Zhu, Qun Fang
There is a great demand to measure protein-ligand interactions in rapid and low cost way. Here we developed a microfluidic droplet-based thermal shift assay (dTSA) system for high throughput screening of small-molecule protein ligands. The system is composed of a nanoliter droplet array chip, a microfluidic droplet robot, and a real-time fluorescence detection system. Total 324 assays could be performed in parallel in a single chip with an 18 × 18 droplet array. The consumption of dTSA for each protein or ligand sample was only 5 nL (femtomole scale), which is significantly reduced by over 3 orders of magnitude compared with those in 96 or 384-well plate-based systems...
May 18, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516446/a-primary-human-lung-alveolus-on-a-chip-model-of-intravascular-thrombosis-for-assessment-of-therapeutics
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Abhishek Jain, Riccardo Barrile, Andries D van der Meer, Akiko Mammoto, Tadanori Mammoto, Karen De Ceunynck, Omozuanvbo Aisiku, Monicah A Otieno, Calvert S Louden, Geraldine A Hamilton, Robert Flaumenhaft, Donald E Ingber
Pulmonary thrombosis is a significant cause of patient mortality, however, there are no effective in vitro models of thrombi formation in human lung microvessels, that could also assess therapeutics and toxicology of antithrombotic drugs. Here we show that a microfluidic lung alveolus-on-a-chip lined by human primary alveolar epithelium interfaced with endothelium, and cultured under flowing whole blood can be used to perform quantitative analysis of organ-level contributions to inflammation-induced thrombosis...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515430/a-microfluidic-chip-for-screening-individual-cancer-cells-via-eavesdropping-on-autophagy-inducing-crosstalk-in-the-stroma-niche
#18
Hacer Ezgi Karakas, Junyoung Kim, Juhee Park, Jung Min Oh, Yongjun Choi, Devrim Gozuacik, Yoon-Kyoung Cho
Autophagy is a cellular homeostatic mechanism where proteins and organelles are digested and recycled to provide an alternative source of building blocks and energy to cells. The role of autophagy in cancer microenvironment is still poorly understood. Here, we present a microfluidic system allowing monitoring of the crosstalk between single cells. We used this system to study how tumor cells induced autophagy in the stromal niche. Firstly, we could confirm that transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) secreted from breast tumor cells is a paracrine mediator of tumor-stroma interaction leading to the activation of autophagy in the stroma component fibroblasts...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514172/synthesis-of-gold-nanoparticles-using-the-interface-of-an-emulsion-droplet
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Suchanuch Sachdev, Rhushabh Maugi, Jack Woolley, Caroline Kirk, Zhaoxia Zhou, Steven D R Christie, Mark Platt
A facile and rapid method for synthesizing single crystal gold spherical or platelet (nonspherical) particles is reported. The reaction takes place at the interface of two immiscible liquids where the reducing agent decamethylferrocene (DmFc) was initially added to hexane and gold chloride (AuCl4(-)) to an aqueous phase. The reaction is spontaneous at room temperature, leading to the creation of Au nanoparticles (AuNP). A flow focusing microfluidic chip was used to create emulsion droplets, allowing the same reaction to take place within a series of microreactors...
May 25, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513735/highly-efficient-genome-editing-of-human-hematopoietic-stem-cells-via-a-nano-silicon-blade-delivery-approach
#20
Yuan Ma, Xin Han, Oscar Quintana Bustamante, Ricardo Bessa de Castro, Kai Zhang, Pengchao Zhang, Ying Li, Zongbin Liu, Xuewu Liu, Mauro Ferrari, Zhongbo Hu, José Carlos Segovia, Lidong Qin
Recently, the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-Cas9 bacterial immunity system has opened a promising avenue to treat genetic diseases that affect the human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Therefore, finding a highly efficient delivery method capable of modifying the genome in the hard-to-transfect HSCs, combined with the advanced CRISPR-Cas9 system, may meet the challenges for dissecting the hematologic disease mechanisms and facilitate future clinical applications. Here, we developed an effective HSC-specified delivery microfluidic chip to disrupt the cell membrane transiently by inducing rapid mechanical deformation that allowed the delivery of biomaterials into the cytoplasm from the surrounding matrix...
May 17, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
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