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Intracellular processing of silica-coated superparamagnetic iron nanoparticles in human mesenchymal stem cells (2019)
Journal Article
Harrison, R. P., Chauhan, V. M., Onion, D., Aylott, J. W., & Sottile, V. (2019). Intracellular processing of silica-coated superparamagnetic iron nanoparticles in human mesenchymal stem cells. RSC Advances, 9, 3176-3184. doi:10.1039/C8RA09089K

Silica-coated Superparamagnetic Iron Nanoparticles (SiMAGs) are an exciting biomedical technology capable of targeted delivery of cell-based therapeutics and disease diagnosis. However, in order to realise their full clinical potential, their intrace... Read More

Augmenting automated analytics using fluorescent nanosensors (2018)
Journal Article
Chauhan, V. M. (2018). Augmenting automated analytics using fluorescent nanosensors. Cell & Gene Therapy Insights, 4(9), 837-850. doi:10.18609/cgti.2018.085

Cell and gene therapies (CGTs) are projected to transform healthcare precision in the biotherapeutics sector. However, for their true potential to be realised, advancements must be made to optimising their manufacture , such that CGT production is pr... Read More

New generation of bioreactors that advance extracellular matrix modelling and tissue engineering (2018)
Journal Article
Ahmed, S., Chauhan, V. M., Ghaemmaghami, A. M., & Aylott, J. W. (2018). New generation of bioreactors that advance extracellular matrix modelling and tissue engineering. Biotechnology Letters, doi:10.1007/s10529-018-2611-7

Bioreactors hold a lot of promise for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. They have multiple uses including cell cultivation for therapeutic production and for in vitro organ modelling to provide a more physiologically relevant... Read More

Enhanced distance-dependent fluorescence quenching using size tuneable core shell silica nanoparticles (2018)
Journal Article
Elsutohy, M. M., Selo, A., Chauhan, V. M., Tendler, S. J., & Aylott, J. W. (2018). Enhanced distance-dependent fluorescence quenching using size tuneable core shell silica nanoparticles. RSC Advances, 8(62), doi:10.1039/C8RA05929B

Silica nanoparticles (SNPs) have been used as favoured platforms for sensor, drug delivery and biological imaging applications, due to their ease of synthesis, size-control and bespoke physico-chemical properties. In this study, we have developed a p... Read More

Enhancing cell and gene therapy manufacture through the application of advanced fluorescent optical sensors (Review) (2017)
Journal Article
Harrison, R. P., & Chauhan, V. M. (2018). Enhancing cell and gene therapy manufacture through the application of advanced fluorescent optical sensors (Review). Biointerphases, 13(1), doi:10.1116/1.5013335. ISSN 1934-8630

Cell and gene therapies (CGTs) are examples of future therapeutics that can be used to cure or alleviate the symptoms of disease, by repairing damaged tissue or reprogramming defective genetic information. However, despite the recent advancements in... Read More

The physicochemical fingerprint of Necator americanus (2017)
Journal Article
Chauhan, V. M., Scurr, D. J., Christie, T., Telford, G., Aylott, J. W., & Pritchard, D. (in press). The physicochemical fingerprint of Necator americanus. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(12), doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0005971. ISSN 1935-2735

Necator americanus, a haematophagous hookworm parasite, infects ~10% of the world’s population and is considered to be a significant public health risk. Its lifecycle has distinct stages, permitting its successful transit from the skin via the lungs... Read More

Quadruple labelled dual oxygen and pH-sensitive ratiometric nanosensors (2016)
Journal Article
Chauhan, V. M., Giuntini, F., & Aylott, J. W. (2016). Quadruple labelled dual oxygen and pH-sensitive ratiometric nanosensors. Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research, 8, doi:10.1016/j.sbsr.2016.03.007. ISSN 2214-1804

Nanosensors capable of simultaneously measuring dissolved oxygen concentrations from 0 to 100% saturation and pH over the full physiological range, from pH 3.5 to 7.5, that advance the methods towards understanding of key biological gradients, were s... Read More