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    Different PES nanofibrous membrane parameters effect on the efficacy of immunoassay performance

    , Article Polymers for Advanced Technologies ; Volume 30, Issue 8 , 2019 , Pages 1968-1977 ; 10427147 (ISSN) Mahmoudifard, M ; Vossoughi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd  2019
    The contribution of electrospun nanofibrous membranes (e.NFMs) in the biosensing platforms opens up a new prospect for the invention of faster and more sensitive analytical devices. In this paper, we utilized e.NFM of polyethersulfone (PES) as a solid substrate for the protein immobilization through two different approaches: physical and covalent. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier-transform-infrared (FTIR) tests were performed to study the effect of plasma treatment on protein immobilization efficacy. Moreover, taking advantage of ELISA technique, the influence of different parameters, namely, nanofibers diameter, membrane thickness, plasma treatment time, an incubation time of... 

    Different types of electrospun nanofibers and their effect on microfluidic-based immunoassay

    , Article Polymers for Advanced Technologies ; Volume 30, Issue 4 , 2019 , Pages 973-982 ; 10427147 (ISSN) Mahmoudifard, M ; Vossoughi, M ; Soleimani, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd  2019
    Protein capturing on polymeric substrate of microfluidic devices is a key factor for the fabrication of immunoassay with high sensitivity. In this work, simple and versatile technique of electrospinning was used to produce electrospun nanofibrous membranes (e.NFMs) with high surface area as a substrate for microfluidic-based immunoassay to increase sensitivity. It was found that the simultaneous use of e.NFM and 1-Ethylethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-carbodiimide/N-Hydroxysuccinimide hydroxysuccinimide as coupling agent has synergic effect on antigen immobilization onto the microchannels. It was found that the oxygen plasma technique for the creation of oxygen containing functional group... 

    Development of plasma and/or chemically induced graft co-polymerized electrospun poly(vinylidene fluoride) membranes for solute separation

    , Article Separation and Purification Technology ; Volume 108 , 2013 , Pages 196-204 ; 13835866 (ISSN) Savoji, H ; Rana, D ; Matsuura, T ; Tabe, S ; Feng, C ; Sharif University of Technology
    Nanofiber membranes were fabricated by electrospinning poly(vinylidene fluoride). The electrospun nanofiber membranes were further modified by grafting of acrylic acid (AA) and methacrylic acid (MAA) over the surfaces of the membranes. Plasma AA graft was attempted only, and the results indicated the partial membrane pore filling with grafted AA. For MAA grafting, chemically induced polymerization using benzoyl peroxide and hydrogen peroxide was attempted. The combination of plasma and chemically induced MAA graft polymerization was also attempted. The membranes were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and static contact angle (SCA)... 

    Preparation of electrospun affinity membrane and cross flow system for dynamic removal of anionic dye from colored wastewater

    , Article Fibers and Polymers ; Volume 18, Issue 12 , 2017 , Pages 2387-2399 ; 12299197 (ISSN) Hosseini, S. A ; Vossoughi, M ; Mahmoodi, N. M ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this research, poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/chitosan electrospun nanofibrous membrane (ENM) was prepared by electrospinning method in order to investigate its dye removal ability from colored wastewater. The morphology and average fiber diameter of the membranes were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), image analysis and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The chemical characterization was studied by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The permeability of the membranes was evaluated by measuring pure water flux (PWF). In order to investigate the performance of the prepared membranes they were used in the batch adsorption and membrane separation for dye removal from... 

    Efficient dye removal from aqueous solution by high-performance electrospun nanofibrous membranes through incorporation of SiO2 nanoparticles

    , Article Journal of Cleaner Production ; Volume 183 , 2018 , Pages 1197-1206 ; 09596526 (ISSN) Hosseini, A ; Vossoughi, M ; Mahmoodi, N. M ; Sadrzadeh, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2018
    In this study, novel chitosan/poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/SiO2 nanocomposite ENMs were prepared to improve the mechanical strength and permeation properties of ENMs. The effect of various concentrations of SiO2 in the spinning solution (0, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 wt %) on the morphology, fiber diameter, porosity, thermomechanical properties, and permeability of the synthesized membranes was investigated. The prepared affinity membranes were utilized for the removal of dye from colored wastewater. Incorporating SiO2, as a reinforcing agent, was found to increase the compaction resistance of the nanocomposite ENMs. With the addition of 0.5 wt % of SiO2, the Young's modulus of the prepared membranes... 

    Clay-based electrospun nanofibrous membranes for colored wastewater treatment

    , Article Applied Clay Science ; Volume 168 , 2019 , Pages 77-86 ; 01691317 (ISSN) Hosseini, S. A ; Vossoughi, M ; Mahmoodi, N. M ; Sadrzadeh, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2019
    Novel montmorillonite (Mt) chitosan/poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) nanocomposite electrospun nanofibrous membranes (ENM) were prepared and utilized for the treatment of colored wastewater. The Mt. with different mass percentages (0, 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 mass%) was added to the membrane structure, and its effect on morphology, pore size, porosity, mechanical strength, and permeation properties of ENM were investigated. The fabricated membranes were used as affinity membranes for dye removal with ultrafast permeating adsorption. The results showed that incorporating Mt. as a reinforcing agent improved the nanocomposite ENM resistance to compaction. Young's modulus for the prepared membranes increased... 

    The nanofibrous PAN-PANi scaffold as an efficient substrate for skeletal muscle differentiation using satellite cells

    , Article Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering ; Volume 39, Issue 7 , 2016 , Pages 1163-1172 ; 16157591 (ISSN) Hosseinzadeh, S ; Mahmoudifard, M ; Mohamadyar Toupkanlou, F ; Dodel, M ; Hajarizadeh, A ; Adabi, M ; Soleimani, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer Verlag 
    Among polymers, polyaniline (PANi) has been introduced as a good candidate for muscle regeneration due to high conductivity and also biocompatibility. Herein, for the first time, we report the use of electrospun nanofibrous membrane of PAN-PANi as efficient scaffold for muscle regeneration. The prepared PAN-PANi electrospun nanofibrous membrane was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Attenuated total reflectance fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) and tensile examination. The softer scaffolds of non-composite electrospun nanofibrous PAN govern a higher rate of cell growth in spite of lower differentiation value. On the other hand, PAN-PANi electrospun... 

    Efficient protein immobilization on polyethersolfone electrospun nanofibrous membrane via covalent binding for biosensing applications

    , Article Materials Science and Engineering C ; Volume 58 , 2016 , Pages 586-594 ; 09284931 (ISSN) Mahmoudifard, M ; Soudi, S ; Soleimani, M ; Hosseinzadeh, S ; Esmaeili, E ; Vossoughi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2016
    In this paper we introduce novel strategy for antibody immobilization using high surface area electrospun nanofibrous membrane based on ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-carbodiimide/N-hydroxysuccinimide (EDC/NHS) coupling chemistry. To present the high performance of proposed biosensors, anti-staphylococcus enterotoxin B (anti-SEB) was used as a model to demonstrate the utility of our proposed system. Polymer solution of polyethersolfone was used to fabricate fine nanofibrous membrane. Moreover, industrial polyvinylidene fluoride membrane and conventional microtiter plate were also used to compare the efficiency of antibody immobilization. Scanning electron microscopy images were taken to...