27 September 2016 Portable, low-power diagnostics based on integrated photonics and responsive materials
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Responsive or reactive materials offer the possibility for the development of low-power diagnostics for preventative healthcare. We have synthesized and characterized a functional polymeric material which irreversibly cleaves upon exposure to UV light. Because this cleavage is selective to UV wavelength, it could form the foundation of a UV indicator strip, allowing patients healthy and unhealthy populations to monitor their exposure. In a complementary project, we developed an all-fiber polarimetric elastography system for characterizing the mechanical properties of visco-elastic materials, such a tissue, and for correlating this signal with cellular/molecular-level markers.
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Andrea M. Armani, Andrea M. Armani, Daniel Amchin, Daniel Amchin, Vinh Diep, Vinh Diep, Lea Fang, Lea Fang, Eda Gungor, Eda Gungor, Alexa Hudnut, Alexa Hudnut, Brock Hudnut, Brock Hudnut, Michele Lee, Michele Lee, Sam McBirney, Sam McBirney, Soheil Soltani, Soheil Soltani, "Portable, low-power diagnostics based on integrated photonics and responsive materials", Proc. SPIE 9930, Biosensing and Nanomedicine IX, 99300P (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2238709; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2238709

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