Vlad Badilita

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We present a lab on a chip (LOC) compatible modular platform for magnetic resonance (MR)-based investigation of sub-millimetre samples. The platform combines the advantages offered respectively by microcoils (high resolution at the microscale) and macroscopic surface coils (large field of view) as MR-detectors and consists of a phased array of microcoils(More)
We present for the first time a fully MEMS-integrated technology to manufacture 3D geometrically perfect solenoidal microcoils for microscale MRI applications. We report 25 microm isotropic resolution MR images of a copper sulfate aqueous phantom. These images are acquired using microcoils with 5 windings of insulated 25 microm diameter Au wire and with(More)
We present a completely revised generation of a modular micro-NMR detector, featuring an active sample volume of ∼ 100 nL, and an improvement of 87% in probe efficiency. The detector is capable of rapidly screening different samples using exchangeable, application-specific, MEMS-fabricated, microfluidic sample containers. In contrast to our previous design,(More)
This article describes the development and testing of the first automatically microfabricated probes to be used in conjunction with the magic angle coil spinning (MACS) NMR technique. NMR spectroscopy is a versatile technique for a large range of applications, but its intrinsically low sensitivity poses significant difficulties in analyzing mass- and(More)
We present the use of the polysaccharide chitosan for immobilizing biomolecules on microfabricated device surfaces. The main advantages of chitosan are its abundance of primary amine groups and its ability to be electrodeposited. Biomolecules are easily attached to chitosan 's amines by standard glutaraldehyde chemistry. The electrodeposition of chitosan(More)
In this paper we present a new fabrication method that combines for the first time popular SU-8 technology and PerMX dry-photoresist lamination for the manufacturing of high aspect ratio three-dimensional multi-level microfluidic networks. The potential of this approach, which further benefits from wafer-level manufacturing and accurate alignment of fluidic(More)
The metabolism of an organism is regulated at the cellular level, yet is strongly influenced by its environment. The precise metabolomic study of living organisms is currently hampered by measurement sensitivity: most metabolomic measurement techniques involve some compromise, in that averaging is performed over a volume significantly larger than a(More)
We present for the first time a novel photoresist lamination process for the fabrication of 3D microfluidic networks with a newly achieved level of topological complexity. We demonstrate an extended microfluidic system with three stacked layers of fluidic channels which allows for arbitrary fluidic interconnection configurations without the need for(More)
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