A multicomponent recognition and separation system established via fluorescent, magnetic, dualencoded multifunctional bioprobes

Abstract Accurate and rapid recognition and separation of multiple types of biological targets such as molecules, cells, bacteria or viruses from complex sample mixtures is of great importance for a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. To achieve this goal, a set of fluorescent, magnetic, dual-encoded multifunctional bioprobes has been constructed by co-embedding different-sized [...]

Biomimetic strategies based on viruses and bacteria for the development of immune evasive biomaterials

Abstract The field of biomaterials has begun to focus upon materials strategies for modulating the immune response. While certain approaches appear promising, they are currently limited to isolated facets of inflammation process. It is well documented that both bacteria and viruses have highly developed methods for evading the immune system, providing inspiration for a more [...]

Anti-fouling bioactive surfaces

Abstract Bioactive surfaces refer to surfaces with immobilized bioactive molecules aimed specifically at promoting or supporting particular interactions. Such surfaces are of great importance for various biomedical and biomaterials applications. In the past, considerable effort has been made to create bioactive surfaces by forming specific biomolecule-modified surfaces on a non-biofouling “base” or “background”. Hydrophilic and [...]