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Projects

"A pulsed field magnetic stimulator has been developed and built by the Magnetsm and Spintronics group. The stimulator consists of two major components. The magnetic pulse generator uses a high voltage source to charge a capacitor bank. A switching circuit discharges the capacitor to feed a current into the coil."


Bioreactor

There is a growing need for in vitro simulation of physiologically relevant mechanical and physical applied load conditions in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and cardiovascular drug discovery. This Bioreactor is a modular bioreactor platform for static and dynamic high throughput screening of cells and validation of tissue engineering scaffolds and biomaterials. The system is fully modular and allows for the screening of cells seeded on commercially available or customised 2D and 3D scaffolds or tissue. See Video Here

Nanowire Detection

Technologies for detection of single and multi-segmented magnetic nanowires using yoke-shaped GMR or TMR magnetoresistive sensors integrated into a microfluidic channel. Towards a magnetic cytometer, we can detect single nanowire signatures by detecting the stray field of the magnetic nanowires as they pass over the sensor as well as their velocity and magnetization. See Video Here

TMS

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) of the nervous system has been an important tool in neuroscience for over twenty years [1] More recently many clinical applications have also been developed for diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease [2,3]. The aims for this work is to elucidate the physical and biochemical mechanisms involved the in vitro magnetic stimulation of neuron and to measure TMS effects on neuronal development and neurotransmitter release.