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Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOFMS) is a rapid and sensitive tool for characterizing a wide variety of biomolecules. However, invisible "sweet spots" that form during heterogeneous cocrystallization minimize the analytical throughput and affect the reproducibility of MALDI analysis. In this study,(More)
Although matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOFMS) analysis is an important tool for analyzing and characterizing biomolecules of varying complexity, the sensitivity of MALDI-TOFMS is dependent on proper preparation of the sample, a process that is oftentimes problematic and requires considerable expertise.(More)
The dynamic hip screw (DHS) is commonly used in the treatment of femoral intertrochanteric fracture with high satisfactory results. However, post-operative failure does occur and result in poor prognosis. The most common failure is femoral head varus collapse, followed by lag screw cut-out through the femoral head. In this study, a novel-designed DHS with(More)
Several methods can be used to improve the enrichment of phosphorylated proteins. In this paper, phosphopeptides were enriched using magnetic iron(II,III) oxide (magnetite, Fe(3)O(4)) nanoparticles (NPs) on a radiate microstructure silicon chip and then analyzed using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOFMS)(More)
We present a novel electrowetting-based micro chip for optical switch and display. Electrowetting on dielectric layer (EWOD), using an electrode covered by an insulating film as the substrate for a conducting water drop, enables production of large and reversible contact angle variations, opening a wide field of applications in microphysics. Utilize the(More)
A droplet-based microfluidic system was developed for biochemical assays of triglycerides and methanol as potential applications in medical rapid diagnostics and food safety. We present a novel platform to manipulate biology reaction droplets with features of self-moving, self-mixing, and self-positioning toward the detection spot. The driving force comes(More)
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