We develop a new strategy to prepare quantum dot (QD) barcode particles by polymerizing double-emulsion droplets prepared in capillary microfluidic devices. The resultant barcode particles are composed of stable QD-tagged core particles surrounded by hydrogel shells. These particles exhibit uniform spectral characteristics and excellent coding capability,… (More)
Microcapsules with core-shell structures are excellent vehicles for the encapsulation of active ingredients; however, the actives often leak out of these structures over time, without observable damage to them. We present a novel approach to enhancing the encapsulation of active ingredients inside microcapsules. We use two components that can form solid… (More)
Along with the miniaturization and intellectualization of biomedical instruments, the increasing demand of health monitoring at anywhere and anytime elevates the need for the development of point of care testing (POCT). Photonic crystal beads (PCBs) as one kind of good encoded microcarriers can be integrated with microfluidic chips in order to realize… (More)
Poly (lactic acid) (PLA) polymer has the promising applications in the biomedical field because of its biodegradability and safe elimination. In this study, we have explored the bio-application of new nanocomposites composed with PLA nanofibers and Au nanoparticles as the potential drug carrier for an efficient drug delivery in target cancer cells. The… (More)
A novel colorimetric logic system based on the aptamer-cross-linked colloidal crystal hydrogel (CCH) was developed. With the input stimuli of Hg(2+) and Ag(+), the CCH displayed shrinking response and colour change corresponding to the logical "OR" and "AND" gate. The visualization of the logic output signals is realized.
This proof-of-concept study proposes a novel sensing mechanism for selective and label-free detection of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT). It is realized by surface chemistry functionalization of silica nanoparticles (NPs) with 3-aminopropyl-triethoxysilane (APTES). The primary amine anchored to the surface of the silica nanoparticles (SiO2-NH2) acts as a… (More)
A hybrid mesoporous photonic crystal vapor sensing chip was developed by introducing fluorescent dyes into mesoporous colloidal crystals. The sensing chip was capable of discriminating various kinds of vapors, as well as their concentrations, according to their fluorescence and reflective responses to vapor analytes.
As a new kind of liquid biochip, Photonic crystal (PC) encoded beads chip utilizes the structure color of PC and the fluorescence label to encode and detect biomolecules respectively. In this paper, the mechanism and the optical structure of the detection instrument for PC encoded beads chip are described. Then the mathematical morphology algorithm and Otsu… (More)
A novel photonic suspension array has been developed for multiplex immunoassay. The carriers of this array were silica colloidal crystal beads (SCCBs). The codes of these carriers have characteristic reflection peaks originating from their structural periodicity; therefore they do not suffer from fading, bleaching, quenching or chemical instability. In… (More)
Preparation of silver-poly (acrylamide-co-methacrylic acid) composite microspheres with patterned surface structures Abstract Acrylamide (AM) and methacrylic acid (MAA) copolymer microgels were prepared by a reverse suspension polymerization technique. The microgels were used as templates for the preparation of silver-poly (acrylamide-co-methacrylic acid)… (More)