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Sensing parasites: proteomic and advanced bio-detection alternatives
[EN] Parasitic diseases have a great impact in human and animal health. The gold standard for the diagnosis of the majority of parasitic infections is still conventional microscopy, which presents important limitations in ...
Porous self-protonating spiropyran-based NIPAAm gels with improved reswelling kinetics
[EN] This study focuses on improving the speed ofactuation of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-based photoresponsive gels containing copolymerised spiropyran as the photoswitch and acrylic acid as the proton source. The improvement ...
Adaptive coatings based on polyaniline for direct 2D observation of diffusion processes in microfluidic systems
[EN] Therefore the understanding and proper evaluation of the flow and mixing behaviour at microscale becomes a very important issue. In this study, the diffusion behaviour of two reacting solutions of HCI and NaOH were ...
Fluidic flow delay by ionogel passive pumps in microfluidic paper-based analytical devices
[EN] A new concept for fluid flow manipulation in microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (m-PADs) is presented by introducing ionogel materials as passive pumps. m-PADs were fabricated using a new doubleside contact ...
On-demand generation and removal of alginate biocompatible microvalves for flow control in microfluidics
[EN] This paper describes, for the first time, the use of alginate hydrogels as miniaturised microvalves within microfluidic devices. These biocompatible and biodegradable microvalves are generated in situ and on demand, ...
Low‑cost origami fabrication of 3D self‑aligned hybrid microfluidic structures
[EN] 3D microfluidic device fabrication methods are normally quite expensive and tedious. In this paper, we present an easy and cheap alternative wherein thin cyclic olefin polymer (COP) sheets and pressure sensitive ...