Amit V. Desai

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Radiometal-based radiopharmaceuticals, used as imaging and therapeutic agents in nuclear medicine, consist of a radiometal that is bound to a targeting biomolecule (BM) using a bifunctional chelator (BFC). Conventional, macroscale radiolabeling methods use an excess of the BFC-BM conjugate (ligand) to achieve high radiolabeling yields. Subsequently, to(More)
INTRODUCTION A robust, versatile and compact microreactor has been designed, fabricated and tested for the labeling of bifunctional chelate conjugated biomolecules (BFC-BM) with PET radiometals. METHODS The developed microreactor was used to radiolabel a chelate, either 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid (DOTA) or(More)
Polymicrobial infections are caused by more than one pathogen. They require antimicrobial dosing regimens that are different from those prescribed for monomicrobial infections because these interactions are predicted to influence the antimicrobial susceptibility of the individual pathogens. Here we report on a microfluidic approach to study the effect of(More)
A hydrogel biochip combining microfluidic mixing and orthogonal supplementation strategies is developed and validated to allow facile generation of libraries of optically transparent 3D culture microenvironments. Live, on-chip tracing of embryonic stem cell differentiation and endothelial cell tubulogenesis confirms that the platform can be used to both(More)
We have developed a microfluidic "click chip" incorporating an immobilized Cu(I) catalyst for click reactions. The microfluidic device was fabricated from polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) bonded to glass and featured ~14,400 posts on the surface to improve catalyst immobilization. This design increased the immobilization efficiency and reduces the reagents'(More)
Diffusion of autocrine and paracrine signaling molecules allows cells to communicate in the absence of physical contact. This chemical-based, long-range communication serves crucial roles in tissue function, activation of the immune system, and other physiological functions. Despite its importance, few in vitro methods to study cell-cell signaling through(More)
Microvalves are critical in the operation of integrated microfluidic chips for a wide range of applications. In this paper, we present an analytical model to guide the design of electrostatic microvalves that can be integrated into microfluidic chips using standard fabrication processes and can reliably operate at low actuation potentials (<250 V). Based on(More)
This study was aimed at developing a triazine-based modular platform for targeted PET imaging. We synthesized mono- or bis-cyclo(RGDfK) linked triazine-based conjugates specifically targeting integrin αvβ3 receptors. The core molecules could be easily linked to targeting peptide and radiolabeled bifunctional chelator. The spacer core molecule was(More)
Microfluidic platforms provide several advantages for liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) processes over conventional methods, for example with respect to lower consumption of solvents and enhanced extraction efficiencies due to the inherent shorter diffusional distances. Here, we report the development of polymer-based parallel-flow microfluidic platforms for(More)
Pressure-driven actuators play a critical role in many microfluidic technologies, but the ancillary equipment needed to operate pneumatic and hydraulic platforms has limited their portability. To address this issue, we created an electrostatic microvalve used to regulate pressures in hydraulic control lines. In turn, these control lines are able to actuate(More)