Pekka Hänninen

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An ultrasonic particle concentrator based on a standing-wave hemispherical resonator is combined with confocal laser-scanning fluorescence detection. The goal is to perform ultrasensitive biomedical analysis by concentration of biologically active microspheres. The standing-wave resonator consists of a 4 MHz focusing ultrasonic transducer combined with the(More)
To elucidate processes in the osteoclastic bone resorption, visualise resorption and related actin reorganisation, a combination of imaging technologies and an applicable in vitro model is needed. Nanosized bone powder from matching species is deposited on any biocompatible surface in order to form a thin, translucent, smooth and elastic representation of(More)
New separation-free assay methods for the rapid detection of influenza A and B virus antigens are presented. The methods employ dry-chemistry reagents and the recently developed two-photon excitation (TPX) fluorescence detection technology. According to the assay scheme, virus antigens are sandwiched by capture antibody onto polymer microspheres and(More)
—A central characteristic of soil in the arctic is its load bearing capacity since that property influences forest harvester mobility, flooding dynamics and infrastructure potential. The hydraulic conductivity has the greatest dynamical influence to bearing capacity and hence is essential to measure or estimate. In addition, the arctic soil type information(More)
A new separation-free method for detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) is described. The method is based on the single base extension principle, fluorescently labeled dideoxy nucleotides and two-photon fluorescence excitation technology, known as ArcDia trade mark TPX technology. In this assay technique, template-directed single base extension(More)
Besides the typical short-lived fluorescence with decay times in the nanosecond range, colloidal II/VI semiconductor nanoparticles dispersed in buffer also possess a long-lived fluorescence component with decay times in the microsecond range. Here, the signal intensity of the long-lived luminescence at microsecond range is shown to increase 1,000-fold for(More)
Water permeability is a key concept when estimating load bearing capacity, mobility and infrastructure potential of a terrain. Northern sub-arctic areas have rather similar dominant soil types and thus prediction methods successful at Northern Finland may generalize to other arctic areas. In this paper we have predicted water permeability using publicly(More)
Rapid microtiter assays that utilize the time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer or quenching of dye-labeled proteins adsorbed onto the surfaces of polystyrene or maghemite nanoparticles have been developed for the detection and quantification of trace amounts of surfactants at concentrations down to 10 nM.
Automated analysis of microscope images is necessitated by the increased need for high-resolution follow up of events in time. Manually finding the right images to be analyzed, or eliminated from data analysis are common day-to-day problems in microscopy research today, and the constantly growing size of image datasets does not help the matter. We propose a(More)