Stephan Mohr

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An integrated optical metal clad leaky waveguide (MCLW) sensor device has been developed for the detection of bacteria. This is more sensitive than waveguide sensors currently in use. The MCLW device has been fabricated to extend the evanescent field to provide significant light intensity over the entire volume of the bacteria bound on the chip surface(More)
The resonant mirror (RM) biosensor is a leaky waveguide-based instrument that uses the evanescent field to probe changes in the refractive index at the sensing surface.The RM can therefore be used to monitor in real-time and label-free the interaction between an analyte in solution and its biospecific partner immobilized on the waveguide surface.The RM has(More)
Organophosphorus (OP) pesticides can be rapidly detected by integrating organophosphorus hydrolase with an optical leaky waveguide biosensor. This enzyme catalyses the hydrolysis of a wide range of organophosphorus compounds causing an increase in the pH. Thus, the direct detection of OP is possible by monitoring of the pH changes associated with the(More)
This paper presents and fully characterises a novel simplification approach for the development of microsystem based concentration gradient generators with significantly reduced microfluidic networks. Three microreactors are presented; a pair of two-inlet six-outlet (2-6) networks and a two-inlet eleven-outlet (2-11) network design. The mathematical(More)
This paper describes two fabrication procedures that makes it possible to design, fabricate and injection mold a microfluidic system with an on board coupling element or an optical array platform in less than four hours. Epoxy masters for the array and a single diffractive element were produced using conventional soft lithography techniques and a(More)
In this study, uniform spherical molecularly imprinted polymer beads were prepared via controlled suspension polymerization in a spiral-shaped microchannel using mineral oil and perfluorocarbon liquid as continuous phases. Monodisperse droplets containing the monomers, template, initiator, and porogenic solvent were introduced into the microchannel, and(More)
An integrated, sensitive and rapid system was developed for the detection of bacteria. The system combined an optical metal-clad leaky waveguide (MCLW) sensor with an electric field. The electric field was used to concentrate Bacillus subtilis var. niger(BG) bacteria spores onto the immobilized anti-BG antibody on the MCLW sensor surface. This sensor(More)
A new design of miniaturised separation device for performing isotachophoresis (ITP) has been produced. The device contains a simple arrangement of channels comprising a single separation channel with a 'double T' injection geometry. The device was produced in poly(methyl methacrylate) and incorporates an on-column conductivity detector. A new electrolyte(More)
A novel continuous recirculating two-phase flow miniaturised bioreactor was developed for biocatalytic transformations with the enzyme pentaerythritol tetranitrate reductase using on-chip spectroscopic detection of the organic and aqueous phases. A phase separation technique is described that uses electrostatic attraction to force charged droplets to merge(More)