D. Gasperino 
 Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, Bellevue, WA, USA
INTRODUCTION: Point of care diagnostics aimed at low-resource settings need to be relatively simple, robust and low-cost. The most commonly-used diagnostic platform in these settings is the lateral flow assay (LFA). LFAs are paper-based immunoassays designed to perform on-strip binding with analytes in patient samples in order to generate a visual signal if disease-specific antigen is ...
U. Topaloglu, Y. Yan, P. Novak, P. Spring, J. Suen, and G. Shafirstein
 Department of Information Technology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Thermal ablation in the head and neck requires accurate thermal dose delivery to target tissue while protecting the structure and function of nearby tissue and organs. In this study, we present a method that allows importing Computed Tomography (CT) scans to COMSOL, in order to model accurately the expected pathological outcomes prior to thermal ablation treatment. Thermal ablation of a virtual ...
Energy Harvesting from Variation in Blood Pressure through Deformation of Arterial Wall using Electro-magneto-hydrodynamics
A. Pfenniger, V.M. Koch, A. Stahel, and R. Vogel
ARTORG Cardiovascular Engineering, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Bern University of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Information Technology, Biel, Switzerland
The present project aims at modelling a generator that harvests energy from the variation in blood pressure by exploiting the motion of the arterial wall between the diastolic and systolic phase of the cardiac cycle. The concept is to use a highly electrically conductive fluid, which is driven by the motion of the arterial wall within a separate compartment outside the artery. A constant ...
An Elastic and Hyperelastic Material Model of Joint Cartilage - Calculation of the Pressure Dependent Material Stress in Joint Cartilage
T. Reuter, and M. Hoffmann
Research Centre of Medical Technology and Biotechnology
Bad Langensalza, Germany
In this paper we introduce a elastic and hyperelastic model to describe the pressure dependent material stress in joint cartilage. We used the pressure dependent E-modulus E = f(s) to calculate the material stress. E = f(s) is a degree 4 polynomial . The indentor was pressed 0.4 mm into the tissue. The results show that the maximal stress at the contact zone between indentor and cartilage ...
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
This paper presents a numerical study of the deposition of submicron charged spherical particles caused by convection, Brownian and turbulent diffusion in a pipe with a smooth wall and with a cartilaginous ring wall structure (see figure). The model is supposed to describe deposition of charged particles in generation 0 (trachea) of the human lung.The problem is defined by solving the fluid flow ...
O. Henao, V. Gómez, I. De la Pava, J. Sánchez
Grupo Fisiología Celular y Aplicada, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
Electroporation is an increase of the cell membrane permeability due to the formation of aqueous pores in it when the cell is under the influence of an intense electric field . The formation of such pores in the membrane can be used to enhance the uptake of chemotherapeutic drugs into the cell in a cancer treatment known as electrochemotherapy . In some cases the direct experimental ...
Department of Mathematics, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, USA
Atherosclerotic lesions preferentially develop in certain regions like bifurcations, branches, and bends [1, 2]. A possible explanation for such a preferential localization of atherosclerosis is that the geometry of the vessel influences the blood flow pattern. It suggests that the arterial geometry plays an important role in determining the localized blood flow information. Thus hemodynamic ...
R. Penjweini, M. M. Kim, T. C. Zhu
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Introduction: Singlet oxygen (¹O₂) has a critical role in the cell-killing mechanism of photodynamic therapy (PDT). Therefore, in this study, the distance-dependent reacted ¹O₂ is numerically calculated using finite-element method (FEM). Herein, we use a model [Ref. 1] that has been previously developed to incorporate the diffusion equation for the light transport in tissue and the macroscopic ...
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
We are developing approximations of electrically anisotropic materials for use in novel imaging methods. Our modeling work in COMSOL comprises comparisons of anisotropic and layered models in terms of electrical conductivities measured using different strategies. We tested solution stability in one anisotropic case by varying mesh anisotropy. In our case, good approximations to the true ...
E. P. Furlani, N. M. Litchinitse, and R. Biswas
The Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA
Department of Electrical Engineering, The State University of New York at Buffalo,Buffalo, New York, USA
We present a study of an optofluidic biosensor. The sensor operates in a transmission mode wherein detection is based on a shift in the transmission spectrum caused by the contrast in refractive index between the carrier fluid and the target biomaterial. We study the behavior of the sensor using 2D full-wave electromagnetic analysis, and perform parametric studies of sensitivity as a function ...