Lab-in-a-syringe approach to separating biomarkers from blood samples

Scientists in China have developed a novel method to prepare ordered mesoporous silica fibres. The fibres can enrich endogenous peptides in under three minutes with a lab-in-syringe approach. The technique does not need electrical devices such as a centrifugal machine or vortex shaker.

The team says that the lab-in-syringe approach could be applied to separation sciences and it could be used in drug delivery, catalysis, and sensor and optical devices.

Electrospinning-based synthesis of highly ordered mesoporous silica fiber for lab-in-syringe enrichment of plasma peptides
Gangtian Zhu, Xiao-Shui Li, Xiao-Meng Fu, Juan-Yuan Wu, Bi-Feng Yuan and Y.-Q. Feng
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC34761J

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