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RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Poor medication adherence is a major global public health challenge. A valid, reliable, cost-effective tool for measuring medication adherence would lead to a better understanding of non-adherence and lay the groundwork for interventions aimed at facilitating adherence to therapies. The aim of this study was to translate and(More)
High-throughput screening (HTS) is the process of testing a large number of diverse chemical structures against disease targets to identify 'hits'. Compared to traditional drug screening methods, HTS is characterized by its simplicity, rapidness, low cost, and high efficiency, taking the ligand-target interactions as the principle, as well as leading to a(More)
A novel drug delivery system, bullfrog skin collagen film, was employed to release bovine serum albumin (BSA). The biophysical properties of bullfrog skin collagen film used were evaluated by thermal denaturation temperature and percentage water loss. The film obtained exhibited good stability and can be taken as a good candidate for drug delivery matrix.(More)
An improvement method for the pose accuracy of a robot manipulator by using a multiple-sensor combination measuring system (MCMS) is presented. It is composed of a visual sensor, an angle sensor and a series robot. The visual sensor is utilized to measure the position of the manipulator in real time, and the angle sensor is rigidly attached to the(More)
In this study, micron-sized poly(styrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) (PSt-GMA) fluorescent microspheres of 5.1microm in diameter were synthesized via dispersion polymerization of styrene and glycidyl methacrylate in the presence of 1,4-bis(5-phenyloxazol-2-yl) benzene (POPOP), which provided surface functional groups for covalent immobilization of enzymes. In(More)
Enzymes are versatile biocatalysts and find increasing applications in many areas. The major advantages of using enzymes in biocatalytic transformations are their chemo-, regio-, and stereospecificity, as well as the mild reaction conditions that can be used. However, even when an enzyme is identified as being useful for a given reaction, its application is(More)
Modified poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) microspheres, about 7microm in diameter, carrying aldehyde groups on their surfaces were synthesized and used as the support for enzyme immobilization. The immobilizing behavior as well as the properties of immobilized enzyme was studied. The amount of bound enzyme can be extended to 76.8mg g(-1) support, which is(More)
In this work we use micro-size poly(methyl methacrylate)/acrylaldehyde microspheres as a support for pepsin immobilization. The aldehyde groups on the microspheres offer a very simple, mild and firm combination for enzyme immobilization. The amount of enzyme we can bind to this support reaches 82 mg/g, which is much higher than for other supports (mostly(More)