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Studies towards the development of a novel, screen-printed carbon-based, biosensor for the measurement of polyunsaturated fatty acids (2020)
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Smart, A., Hart, J., Crew, A., & Doran, O. (2020). Studies towards the development of a novel, screen-printed carbon-based, biosensor for the measurement of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Applied Sciences, 10(21), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10217779

This paper describes the design, development and characterisation of an electrochemical biosensor for the measurement of linoleic and α-linolenic acid, as representative free polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), that may be implicated in food safety... Read More about Studies towards the development of a novel, screen-printed carbon-based, biosensor for the measurement of polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Screen-printed carbon based biosensors and their applications in agri-food safety (2020)
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Smart, A., Crew, A., Pemberton, R., Hughes, G., Doran, O., & Hart, J. P. (2020). Screen-printed carbon based biosensors and their applications in agri-food safety. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 127, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2020.115898

This review focuses on the ways in which screen-printed carbon electrodes have been tailored with different biorecognition elements, including enzymes, antibodies, and aptamers, often with other modifiers, such as mediators and nanoparticles, to prod... Read More about Screen-printed carbon based biosensors and their applications in agri-food safety.

An electrocatalytic screen-printed amperometric sensor for the selective measurement of thiamine (Vitamin B1) in food supplements (2019)
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Smart, A., Westmacott, K. L., Crew, A., Doran, O., & Hart, J. P. (2019). An electrocatalytic screen-printed amperometric sensor for the selective measurement of thiamine (Vitamin B1) in food supplements. Biosensors, 9(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/bios9030098

An electrocatalytic screen-printed sensor has been investigated for the measurement of the biologically important biomolecule vitamin B1 (thiamine) for the first time in food supplements. Under basic conditions, the vitamin was converted to its elect... Read More about An electrocatalytic screen-printed amperometric sensor for the selective measurement of thiamine (Vitamin B1) in food supplements.

From fast identification to resistance testing: Volatile compound profiling as a novel diagnostic tool for detection of antibiotic susceptibility (2019)
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Smart, A., de Lacy Costello, B., Ratcliffe, N., Drabinksa, N., & Hewett, K. (2019). From fast identification to resistance testing: Volatile compound profiling as a novel diagnostic tool for detection of antibiotic susceptibility. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 115, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2019.03.019

Widespread use of antibiotics has led to the development of antibiotic resistance in many pathogenic bacteria. If effective methods of alleviating this crisis are not applied, a return to high mortality and morbidity of the pre-antibiotic era could o... Read More about From fast identification to resistance testing: Volatile compound profiling as a novel diagnostic tool for detection of antibiotic susceptibility.

Sniffing out resistance – Rapid identification of urinary tract infection-causing bacteria and their antibiotic susceptibility using volatile metabolite profiles (2019)
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Smart, A., de Lacy Costello, B., White, P., Avison, M., Batty, C., Turner, C., …Ratcliffe, N. (2019). Sniffing out resistance – Rapid identification of urinary tract infection-causing bacteria and their antibiotic susceptibility using volatile metabolite profiles. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 167, 59-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2019.01.044

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. Antibiotic resistance is set to be an unprecedented threat to modern medicine. ‘Sniffing’ bacteria potentially offers a rapid way to determine susceptibility. A successful proof-of-principle study is described, using thermal deso... Read More about Sniffing out resistance – Rapid identification of urinary tract infection-causing bacteria and their antibiotic susceptibility using volatile metabolite profiles.

Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) quantification of metabolites in stool using13 C labelled compounds (2018)
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Gould, O., Costello, B. D. L., Smart, A., Jones, P., Macmaster, A., Ransley, K., & Ratcliffe, N. (2018). Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) quantification of metabolites in stool using13 C labelled compounds. Metabolites, 8(4), 75. https://doi.org/10.3390/metabo8040075

© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. It has become increasingly important to qualitatively and quantitatively assess the volatile metabolites in a range of bodily fluids for use in monitoring health. There has been relatively lit... Read More about Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) quantification of metabolites in stool using13 C labelled compounds.