Wouter Sparreboom

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In this paper transport through nanochannels is assessed, both of liquids and of dissolved molecules or ions. First, we review principles of transport at the nanoscale, which will involve the identification of important length scales where transitions in behavior occur. We also present several important consequences that a high surface-to-volume ratio has(More)
The evolution from microfluidic to nanofluidic systems has been accompanied by the emergence of new fluid phenomena and the potential for new nanofluidic devices. This review provides an introduction to the theory of nanofluidic transport, focusing on the various forces that influence the movement of both solvents and solutes through nanochannels, and(More)
We present a rapid etch method to surface-micromachine nanochannels with integrated noble metal electrodes using a single metal sacrificial layer. The method is based on the galvanic coupling of a chromium sacrificial layer with gold electrodes, which results in a 10-fold increase in etch rate with respect to conventional single metal etching. The etch(More)
The optimization process of a planar interdigitated conductivity detector for measuring very low electrolyte concentrations for use in a lab-on-chip gas detection system is described. An electrical equivalent of the sensor is given, which includes the double layer capacitance dependency on the electrolyte concentration, resulting in a better description of(More)
The electrochemical behavior of Si--C linked organic monolayers is studied in electrolyte-insulator-Si devices, under conditions normally encountered in potentiometric biosensors, to gain fundamental knowledge on the behavior of such Si electrodes under practical conditions. This is done via titration experiments, Mott-Schottky data analysis, and data(More)
In this paper we demonstrate a compact ready-to-use micro Coriolis mass flow meter. The full scale flow is 1 g/h (for water at a pressure drop < 1 bar). It has a zero stability of 2 mg/h and an accuracy of 0.5% reading for both liquids and gases. The temperature drift between 10 and 50 °C is below 1 mg/h/°C. The meter is robust, has standard fluidic(More)
Genetic sequence and hyper-methylation profile information from the promoter regions of tumor suppressor genes are important for cancer disease investigation. Since hyper-methylated DNA (hm-DNA) is typically present in ultra-low concentrations in biological samples, such as stool, urine, and saliva, sample enrichment and amplification is typically required(More)
We report a low-pressure microfluidic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fragmentation device based on a combination of mechanical hydrodynamic shearing and low temperature sample heating. Conventional DNA fragmentation based on hydrodynamic shearing is capable of achieving fragment lengths (FL) < 10k bp with pressures ∆P > 1 bar. The application of a small amount(More)
ric cancers. Methods: Current oncology PIPs were manually extracted from the EMA website for the study period 2007-2014. Primary variables included: indication, applicant, decision, decision date, and date of expected completion. Indications for approved PIPs were classified into five categories: brain tumors, diagnostics, leukemias/lymphomas, side effects,(More)