Imperial College London

Professor Tony Cass

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 5195t.cass

 
 
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6.23Flowers buildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Publications

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192 results found

Cass AEG, Sharma S, 2017, Microneedle Enzyme Sensor Arrays for Continuous In Vivo Monitoring, ENZYMES AS SENSORS, Vol: 589, Pages: 413-427, ISSN: 0076-6879

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Harris-Birtill D, Singh M, Zhou Y, Shah A, Ruenraroengsak P, Gallina ME, Hanna GB, Cass AEG, Porter AE, Bamber J, Elson DSet al., 2017, Gold nanorod reshaping in vitro and in vivo using a continuous wave laser, PLOS ONE, Vol: 12, ISSN: 1932-6203

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Le TT, Chang P, Benton DJ, McCauley JW, Iqbal M, Cass AEGet al., 2017, Dual Recognition Element Lateral Flow Assay Toward Multiplex Strain Specific Influenza Virus Detection, ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, Vol: 89, Pages: 6781-6786, ISSN: 0003-2700

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Maniyam MN, Ibrahim AL, Cass AEG, 2017, Enhanced cyanide biodegradation by immobilized crude extract of Rhodococcus UKMP-5M., Environ Technol, Pages: 1-41, ISSN: 0959-3330

The crude extract of Rhodococcus UKMP-5M demonstrated excellent cyanide-degrading ability as reported previously. In the present study, the capability of the crude extract of the locally isolated bacterium was further enhanced by adopting the technology of immobilization. Among the matrices screened to encapsulate the crude extract, gellan gum emerged as the most suitable immobilization material exhibiting cyanide-degrading activity of 0.475(a) ± 0.003 mM/min/mg protein which exceeded the activity of cyanide-degrading enzyme by 61% and 361% in comparison to alginate carrier and non-immobilized crude extract, respectively. Additional measures taken to optimize the performance of the immobilization matrix in terms of concentration of gellan gum, concentration of calcium chloride, number of beads and bead size resulted in improved bead mechanical strength which supported higher biocatalyst activity by 63%. Interestingly, the immobilized crude extract demonstrated higher tolerance towards broad range of pH (5-10) and temperature (30°C-40°C), superior cyanide-degrading activity over time (lower Km-, lower Vmax than cell-free extract) and improved storage stability by maintaining 76% of its initial activity after 30 days at 4°C. Furthermore, repeated use of the gellan gum beads up to 20 batches without substantial loss in the catalytic activity was documented in the present study indicating that the durability of the beads and the stability of the enzyme are both above adequate. Collectively, the findings reported here revealed that the utilization of the encapsulated crude extract of Rhodococcus UKMP-5M can be considered as a novel attempt to develop an environmentally favourable and financially viable method in cyanide biodegradation.

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Rawson TM, Sharma S, Georgiou P, Holmes A, Cass A, O'Hare Det al., 2017, Towards a minimally invasive device for beta-lactam monitoring in humans, ELECTROCHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS, Vol: 82, Pages: 1-5, ISSN: 1388-2481

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Sharma S, Saeed A, Johnson C, Gadegaard N, Cass AEet al., 2017, Rapid, low cost prototyping of transdermal devices for personal healthcare monitoring., Sens Biosensing Res, Vol: 13, Pages: 104-108, ISSN: 2214-1804

The next generation of devices for personal healthcare monitoring will comprise molecular sensors to monitor analytes of interest in the skin compartment. Transdermal devices based on microneedles offer an excellent opportunity to explore the dynamics of molecular markers in the interstitial fluid, however good acceptability of these next generation devices will require several technical problems associated with current commercially available wearable sensors to be overcome. These particularly include reliability, comfort and cost. An essential pre-requisite for transdermal molecular sensing devices is that they can be fabricated using scalable technologies which are cost effective. We present here a minimally invasive microneedle array as a continuous monitoring platform technology. Method for scalable fabrication of these structures is presented. The microneedle arrays were characterised mechanically and were shown to penetrate human skin under moderate thumb pressure. They were then functionalised and evaluated as glucose, lactate and theophylline biosensors. The results suggest that this technology can be employed in the measurement of metabolites, therapeutic drugs and biomarkers and could have an important role to play in the management of chronic diseases.

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Gallina ME, Zhou Y, Johnson CJ, Harris-Birtill D, Singh M, Zhao H, Ma D, Cass T, Elson DSet al., 2016, Aptamer-conjugated, fluorescent gold nanorods as potential cancer theradiagnostic agents, MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING C-MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, Vol: 59, Pages: 324-332, ISSN: 0928-4931

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Hu Y, Sharma S, Weatherwax J, Cass A, Georgiou Pet al., 2016, Live Demonstration: A Portable Multi-Channel Potentiostat for Real-Time Amperometric Measurement of Multi-Electrode Sensor Arrays, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 2373-2373, ISSN: 0271-4302

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Hu Y, Sharma S, Weatherwax J, Cass A, Georgiou Pet al., 2016, A Portable Multi-Channel Potentiostat for Real-Time Amperometric Measurement of Multi-Electrode Sensor Arrays, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 1306-1309, ISSN: 0271-4302

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Nabavi E, Singh M, Zhou Y, Gallina ME, Zhao H, Ma D, Cass A, Hanna G, Elson DSet al., 2016, Preliminary studies of fluorescence image-guided photothermal therapy of human oesophageal adenocarcinoma in vivo using multifunctional gold nanorods, Conference on Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection - Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXV, Publisher: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, ISSN: 0277-786X

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Sharma S, Huang Z, Rogers M, Boutelle M, Cass AEGet al., 2016, Evaluation of a minimally invasive glucose biosensor for continuous tissue monitoring, ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, Vol: 408, Pages: 8427-8435, ISSN: 1618-2642

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Singh M, Harris-Birtill DCC, Zhou Y, Gallina ME, Cass AEG, Hanna GB, Elson DSet al., 2016, Application of Gold Nanorods for Photothermal Therapy in Ex Vivo Human Oesophagogastric Adenocarcinoma, JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL NANOTECHNOLOGY, Vol: 12, Pages: 481-490, ISSN: 1550-7033

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Singh M, Nabavi E, Zhou Y, Zhao H, Ma D, Cass A, Hanna GB, Elson Det al., 2016, Application of Gold Nanorods in Cancer Theranostics, 57th Annual Meeting and Residents Fellow Conference of the Society-for-Surgery-of-the-Alimentary-Tract (SSAT) / 52nd Annual Meeting on Digestive Disease Week (DDW) / Meeting of the American-Gastroenterological-Association (AGA), Publisher: W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, Pages: S1177-S1177, ISSN: 0016-5085

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Singh M, Nabavi E, Zhou Y, Zhao H, Ma D, Cass AEG, Hanna GB, Elson DSet al., 2016, Application of gold nanorods for upper gastrointestinal cancer theranostics, Annual Meeting of the Society-of-Academic-and-Research-Surgery (SARS), Publisher: WILEY-BLACKWELL, Pages: 46-46, ISSN: 0007-1323

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Chumphukam O, Le TT, Piletsky S, Cass AEGet al., 2015, Generation of a pair of independently binding DNA aptamers in a single round of selection using proximity ligation, CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, Vol: 51, Pages: 9050-9053, ISSN: 1359-7345

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Lawrance D, Williamson C, Boutelle MG, Cass AEGet al., 2015, Development of a disposable bile acid biosensor for use in the management of cholestasis, ANALYTICAL METHODS, Vol: 7, Pages: 3714-3719, ISSN: 1759-9660

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Maniyam MN, Sjahrir F, Ibrahim AL, Cass AEGet al., 2015, Enzymatic cyanide degradation by cell-free extract of Rhodococcus UKMP-5M, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH PART A-TOXIC/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, Vol: 50, Pages: 357-364, ISSN: 1093-4529

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Moreira FTC, Sharma S, Dutra RAF, Noronha JPC, Cass AEG, Sales MGFet al., 2015, Detection of cardiac biomarker proteins using a disposable based on a molecularly imprinted polymer grafted onto graphite, MICROCHIMICA ACTA, Vol: 182, Pages: 975-983, ISSN: 0026-3672

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Perevedentsev A, Sonnefraud Y, Belton CR, Sharma S, Cass AEG, Maier SA, Kim J-S, Stavrinou PN, Bradley DDCet al., 2015, Dip-pen patterning of poly( 9,9-dioctylfluorene) chain-conformation-based nano-photonic elements, NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, Vol: 6, ISSN: 2041-1723

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Sharma S, El-Laboudi A, Oliver N, Johnston D, Cass Tet al., 2015, EVALUATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF EPOXY POLYURETHANE MEMBRANE FOR A MICROPROBE ARRAY BASED CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE SENSOR, DIABETES TECHNOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS, Vol: 17, Pages: A90-A91, ISSN: 1520-9156

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Singh M, Nabavi E, Zhou Y, Zhao H, Ma D, Cass AE, Hanna GB, Elson DSet al., 2015, APPLICATION OF GOLD NANORODS FOR IN VIVO THERANOSTICS OF HUMAN OESOPHAGEAL ADENOCARCINOMA, 2nd Digestive-Disorders-Federation Conference, Publisher: BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Pages: A471-A471, ISSN: 0017-5749

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Chumphukam O, Le TT, Cass AEG, 2014, High Efficiency Acetylcholinesterase Immobilization on DNA Aptamer Modified Surfaces, MOLECULES, Vol: 19, Pages: 4986-4996, ISSN: 1420-3049

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El-Laboudi A, Sharma S, Oliver N, Hussein T, Patel D, Johnston D, Cass Tet al., 2014, DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL MICROPROBE ARRAY CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE SENSOR FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES: INTERFERENCE STUDIES, DIABETES TECHNOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS, Vol: 16, Pages: A65-A66, ISSN: 1520-9156

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Harris-Birtill D, Singh M, Zhou Y, Elena-Gallina M, Cass T, Elson Det al., 2014, Gold Nanorod Reshaping using a Continuous Wave Laser, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Publisher: IEEE, ISSN: 2160-9020

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Le TT, Adamiak B, Benton DJ, Johnson CJ, Sharma S, Fenton R, McCauley JW, Iqbal M, Cass AEGet al., 2014, Aptamer-based biosensors for the rapid visual detection of flu viruses, CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, Vol: 50, Pages: 15533-15536, ISSN: 1359-7345

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Le TT, Chumphukam O, Cass AEG, 2014, Determination of minimal sequence for binding of an aptamer. A comparison of truncation and hybridization inhibition methods, RSC ADVANCES, Vol: 4, Pages: 47227-47233, ISSN: 2046-2069

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Maniyam MN, Sjahrir F, Ibrahim AL, Cass AEGet al., 2014, Biodetoxification of cyanide-containing industrial wastewaters by Rhodococcus UKMP-5M, BIOLOGIA, Vol: 69, Pages: 1635-1643, ISSN: 0006-3088

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Moreira FTC, Sharma S, Dutra RAF, Noronha JPC, Cass AEG, Sales MGFet al., 2014, Protein-responsive polymers for point-of-care detection of cardiac biomarker, SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, Vol: 196, Pages: 123-132, ISSN: 0925-4005

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Salehi-Reyhani A, Sharma S, Burgin E, Barclay M, Cass A, Neil MAA, Ces O, Willison KR, Klug DR, Brown A, Novakova Met al., 2014, Scaling advantages and constraints in miniaturized capture assays for single cell protein analysis (vol 13, pg 2066, 2013), LAB ON A CHIP, Vol: 14, Pages: 3430-3430, ISSN: 1473-0197

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