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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)
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)
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)
Scintillation proximity assay (SPA), characterized by its speed, sensitivity, reliability, and the fact that no separation step is required, has become an important technique in high-throughput screening (HTS) for new drugs, and for investigating their biological interactions. The SPA technique now plays a key role in HTS, in that it can be used in many(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)
Dispersion polymerization is a very attractive method for preparing micron-size monodisperse polymeric microspheres. The applications of microspheres have been greatly extended by using comonomers. In the present study, five kinds of polystyrene microspheres of 4-6 microm in diameters bearing different surface functional groups were synthesized by(More)
Trust negotiation is an approach that establishes mutual trust between strangers wishing to share resources or conduct business by gradually requesting and disclosing digitally signed credentials. Sometimes negotiators do not have very strict security requirements or the efficiency is the most crucial need. In such cases, it is preferable to adopt schemes(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)