Richard C Stringer

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Optical sensors have proven to be a useful method in identifying explosive devices by recognizing vapors of explosive compounds that become airborne and emanate from the device. To detect high explosive compounds such as TNT, a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) sensing mechanism was developed. This mechanism consists of MIP microparticles prepared using(More)
The mechanical oscillation of the heart is fundamental during insect metamorphosis, but it is unclear how morphological changes affect its mechanical dynamics. Here, the micromechanical heartbeat with the monarch chrysalis (Danaus plexippus) during metamorphosis is compared with the structural changes observed through in vivo magnetic resonance imaging(More)
We tested the reliability of noninvasive cardiac output (CO) measurement in different body positions by pulse contour analysis (CO(pc)) by using a transmission line model (K. H. Wesseling, B. De Wit, J. A. P. Weber, and N. T. Smith. Adv. Cardiol. Phys. 5, Suppl. II: 16-52, 1983). Acetylene rebreathing (CO(rebr)) was used as a reference method. Twelve(More)
A gold interdigitated microelectrode (IME) impedance biosensor was fabricated for the detection of viable Escherichia coli O157:H7. This sensor was fabricated using lithography techniques. The surface of the electrode was immobilized with anti-E. coli IgG antibodies. This approach is different from other studies where the change in impedance is measured in(More)
A comparative study was conducted to study the effects that two different polymerization solvents would have on the properties of imprinted polymer microparticles prepared using precipitation polymerization. Microparticles prepared in chloroform, which previous results indicated was the optimal solvent for molecular imprinting of nitroaromatic explosive(More)
We have been investigating a fluorescence dual binding biosensor to detect calpastatin. Calpastatin is a protein found in meat and it is a regulator of meat tenderness. The ability to accurately predict the calpastatin concentration of beef with a biological sensor at the time of grading would lead to a more accurate assessment of the overall palatability(More)
A method combining immunomagnetic separation and fluorescent sensing was developed to detect Escherichia coli (E. coli) O104:H4. The antibody specific to E. coli O104:H4 was immobilized on protein A-coated magnetic beads. This protein-A-anti E. coli O104:H4 complex was used to bind Fluorescein IsoThioCyanate (FITC) labeled E. coli O104:H4 antigen (whole(More)
An optical fiber biosensor to detect calpastatin has been investigated as a preliminary step in developing tenderness detection instrumentation. Longissimus dorsi samples were taken from beef carcasses (n=21) at 0, 24, 36 and 48h postmortem. Muscle homogenates were assayed for calpastatin activity using traditional methods and an optical fiber biosensor.(More)
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