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Here, we present a novel approach to increase the degree of miniaturization as well as the sensitivity of biosensor platforms by the optimization of microfluidic stop-flow techniques independent of the applied detection technique (e.g. electrochemical or optical). The readout of the labeled bioassays, immobilized in a microfluidic channel, under stop-flow(More)
In this paper, we present a novel approach to enhance the sensitivity of microfluidic biosensor platforms with self-assembled magnetic bead chains. An adjustable, more than 5-fold sensitivity enhancement is achieved by introducing a magnetic field gradient along a microfluidic channel by means of a soft-magnetic lattice with a 350 μm spacing. The(More)
Miniaturized diagnostic devices hold the promise of accelerate the specific and sensitive detection of various biomarkers, which can translate into many areas of medicine - from cheaper clinical trials, to early diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases. Therefore, we report on a disposable integrated chip-based capillary immunoassay featuring a(More)
We report a simple, low-cost and lift-off free fabrication approach for periodic structures with adjustable nanometer gaps for interdigitated electrode arrays (IDAs). It combines an initial structure and two deposition process steps; first a dielectric layer is deposited, followed by a metal evaporation. The initial structure can be realized by lithography(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the effects of electrohydraulic extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) on the transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) of the patients on whom ESWL was applied for urinary stones. METHODS The study group consisted of 10 patients (7 male, 3 female) with unilateral urinary lithiasis(More)
Multiplexed point-of-care testing (xPOCT), which is simultaneous on-site detection of different analytes from a single specimen, has recently gained increasing importance for clinical diagnostics, with emerging applications in resource-limited settings (such as in the developing world, in doctors' offices, or directly at home). Nevertheless, only(More)
In the recent years, silicone elastomeric impression materials are widely used in prosthetic dentistry. The accuracy and dimensional stability of these silicone elastomeric impression materials affect the success in their clinical usage. In this study, accuracy and the time-dependent dimensional stability of silicone based impression materials were(More)
Construction of fixed partial dentures involve the restoration and maintenance of oral functions, comfort and appearance very similar to those of the natural dentition. In some cases, the missing teeth and contiguous tissues prevent the reconstruction of desirable fixed partial dentures. Alternative methods should be considered for proper reconstructions(More)
An appropriate antibiotherapy is crucial for the safety and recovery of patients. Depending on the clinical conditions of patients, the required dose to effectively eradicate an infection may vary. An inadequate dosing not only reduces the efficacy of the antibiotic, but also promotes the emergence of antimicrobial resistances. Therefore, a personalized(More)
The excessive use of antibiotics in human and veterinary medicine causes the emergence of multidrug resistant bacteria. In this context, the surveillance of many different antibiotics provokes a worldwide challenge. Hence, fast and versatile multianalyte single-use biosensors are of increasing interest for many fields such as medical analysis or(More)