Jörg Neukammer

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BACKGROUND Cell-Dyn automated blood cell analyzers use laser flow cytometry technology, allowing detection of malaria pigment (hemozoin) in monocytes. We evaluated the value of such an instrument to diagnose malaria in febrile travelers returning to Berlin, Germany, the relation between the instrument's performance and the patients' immune status, and the(More)
The scope of this paper is to illustrate the need for an improved quality assurance in fluorometry. For this purpose, instrumental sources of error and their influences on the reliability and comparability of fluorescence data are highlighted for frequently used photoluminescence techniques ranging from conventional macro- and microfluorometry over(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, it was observed that malaria can be detected by performing automated complete blood count analysis including depolarization measurement of scattered laser light. To explain large discrepancies in sensitivity and specificity observed in semi-immune and nonimmune malaria patients, we determined the relative frequencies of malaria(More)
We have determined differential scattering cross sections of sphered erythrocytes integrated over the solid angle accepted by our detectors at wavelengths varying between 379.5-632.8 nm, employing Ar+-, Kr+-, and HeNe-laser radiation. Integrated differential cross sections for forward and orthogonal light scatter exhibit a pronounced minimum at about lambda(More)
We present three-dimensional microfluidic structures with integrated optical fibers, mirrors and electrodes for flow cytometric analysis of blood cells. Ultraprecision milling technique was used to fabricate different flow cells featuring single-stage and two-stage cascaded hydrodynamic focusing of particles by a sheath flow. Two dimensional focussing of(More)
We used a flow cytometer together with an intensified CCD camera to record spatially resolved light scattering from micrometer-sized single particles and single oriented particle agglomerates. Experimental differential cross sections of an oriented dumbbell made from two identical polystyrene spheres were compared with theoretical values calculated within(More)
This study demonstrates the suitability of microfluidic structures for high throughput blood cell analysis. The microfluidic chips exploit fully integrated hydrodynamic focusing based on two different concepts: Two-stage cascade focusing and spin focusing (vortex) principle. The sample--A suspension of micro particles or blood cells--is injected into a(More)
The total haemoglobin (Hb) concentration in blood is one of the most frequently measured analytes in clinical medicine because of its significance for evaluating the health state of a human. The spectrophotometric cyanmethaemoglobin (HiCN) method is the internationally accepted conventional reference method to determine this biomarker. It is frequently used(More)
We compare flow cytometric and microscopic determination of cell viability by fluorescence labeling using calcein acetoxy-methyl-ester and ethidium homodimer-1 as live and dead stain, respectively. Peripheral blood monocytes served as model system and were accumulated applying density gradients. Subsequently, monocytes were further enriched by(More)
In this article, we demonstrate the potential of a microfluidic chip for the differentiation of immunologically stained blood cells. To this end, white blood cells stained with antibodies typically applied for the determination of the immune status were measured in the micro-device. Relative concentrations of lymphocytes and subpopulations of lymphocytes(More)